Taliban insurgents kill 3 police in northwest Afghanistan

Society Materials 27 August 2009 13:26 (UTC +04:00)

Taliban insurgents raided a police check in the restive Balamirghab district of northwest Badghis province killing three policemen, deputy to provincial governor Abdul Ghani Sabir said Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

"A group of militants raided police checkpoint in Murichap village near Turkmenistan border Tuesday night killing three police constables," Sabir told Xinhua.

Five more policemen have gone missing and apparently the insurgents kidnapped them, he added.

Taliban militants have intensified their activities since early this year as on Tuesday the insurgents carried a series of car bombs in southern Kandahar province leaving some 40 people mostly civilians dead and injured over 60 others.