Police officer, 12 militants killed outside Afghan capital
A clash between Taliban insurgents and police in the outskirts of Kabul claimed the lives of over a dozen people including a police officer, a press release of the Interior Ministry said Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
"The clash occurred in Mosahi district outside Kabul city on Monday during which 12 rebels and a police officer were killed," the press release said.
It also said that the operation is continuing in the area to root out militants and ensure security for the citizens.
Taliban militants have vowed to intensify attacks against government and international troops this year in Afghanistan.