7 police killed as Taliban raid checkpoint in N. Afghanistan
Seven policemen were killed Friday night as Taliban militants raided their checkpoint in northern Afghan province of Kunduz, an official said Saturday.
"Anti-government militants raided a police checkpoint in Imam Sahib District Friday night as a result seven police, including the chief Mohammad Hafiz, were killed," Muhalim Juma Khan told Xinhua.
He also added that two policemen, found missing after the battle, apparently had some links with Taliban.
Meantime, Zabihullah Mujahid, a purported spokesman for Taliban, said the rebels killed seven policemen while giving no word on the two missing police.
Taliban insurgents continued to engage Afghan security forces and foreign troops with guerrilla-style attacks, besides launching roadside bombings and suicide attacks, across the militancy-hit country.