2 ALP members among 13 killed in new violence
Eight insurgents and two local policemen were killed during an overnight clash that was triggered by a rebel attack on an ALP checkpoint in the Lilizi area of Qarabagh district in Ghazni province.
The district chief, Fazal Rahman Nazarwal, told Pajhwok Afghan News two local policemen were killed in the ensuing gunbattle.
Separately, five suspected militants were captured during an operation by US-led collation forces in Dadukhel village on the outskirts of Pul-i-Alam, the capital of Logar province, on Sunday night.
A Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed they had taken four policemen hostage in the Qarabagh district of Ghazni.
Elsewhere, three guerrillas were killed by the roadside bomb they were planting in the Langari village near Kunduz City, the capital of northern Kunduz province, said the police spokesman, Syed Sarwar Hussaini.
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