PARUN, Afghanistan, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- One police and nine Taliban militants were killed as clash erupted in Kamdish district of Nuristan province 180 km east of capital Kabul on Wednesday, police said. "A group of armed Taliban fighters raided Kamdish district headquarters at 04:30 a.m. local time today and police with the support of the national army and air power returned fire, killing nine insurgents on the spot," Ghulam Allah, police inspector general of Nuristan province told Xinhua.
In the gun battle one police was killed and three others sustained injuries, he added.
Meantime, a Taliban purported spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in talks with media via telephone from an unknown location confirmed the clash, claiming several police were killed and injured in the conflict.
Since warring sides in Afghan conflicts exaggerate the casualties of rival side, it is difficult to get verification from independent sources.