Kunduz assault leaves border police dead
KUNDUZ CITY (PAN): Three border policemen and a militant commander were killed and two insurgents wounded during an attack in the northern Kunduz province, an official said on Saturday.
The Taliban assault on police commander Juma Khan triggered a three-hour clash in the Wardak village of Dasht-i-Archi district, the district chief, Sheikh Sadruddin, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Khan was wounded in the attack. Taliban commander Mullah Mansoor was killed and two of his fighters were injured in retaliatory fire from police, he said. No civilians suffered casualties.
A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said he had no information about the incident. However, claimed five NATO-led ISAF soldiers were killed in a remote-controlled bomb blast in the Zarkharid area on the outskirts of the provincial capital.
But local officials rejected the claim as baseless.
Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.