Southern Afghanistan: 5 Taliban, 1 policemen killed

Southern Afghanistan: 5 Taliban, 1 policemen killed
Southern Afghanistan: 5 Taliban, 1 policemen killed

Five Taliban militants and one policeman were killed in a two-hour battle in southern Afghanistan, a government official said Tuesday.

About 50 Taliban militants raided a police checkpoint in the mountainous Miana Shien district, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Kandahar city, local official Shabi Khan said.

The gunfight started late Monday and continued into Tuesday morning, leaving five Taliban and one policeman dead, Khan said. Two policeman also were wounded before the militants fled on foot into the mountains, reports the AP.

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