Gun battle leaves 2 insurgents dead, wounds 2 Afghan police
Two Taliban insurgents were killed as a clash flared up in a far-flanged area of the northern Kunduz province, provincial police chief Abdul Razeq Yaqubi said Monday.
"Taliban insurgents attacked police patrol in Aisa khil village of Chardara district late Sunday night and police encountered, killing two insurgents on the spot and injuring another," Yaqubi told Xinhua.
He also admitted that two police vehicles were damaged during the firefight.
Meantime, Zabihullah Mujahid who claims to speak for the insurgents, in talks via telephone with media from an undisclosed location, accepted responsibility and said six policemen were killed in the gun battle.
As the U.S. and allied nations announced to boost military presence in Afghanistan, Taliban militants have vowed to speed up attacks against Afghan and international troops based in the post- Taliban country.