15 Taliban insurgents killed in S. Afghanistan
Taliban militants stormed a police checkpoint in Helmand province south of Afghanistan, killing one police constable and wounding seven others while over a dozen militants died in the gun battle, a local official said Friday.
"The rebels raided police checkpoint in Shakariz village of Musa Qala district on Thursday, during which one police lost his life and seven others sustained injuries," district chief of Musa Qala Mullah Abdul Salam told Xinhua.
He added that so far neither Afghan reinforcement nor international troops have extended cooperation to dislodge the advancing militants.
Fifteen insurgents have also been killed so far, the police official further said.
Taliban militants fighting Afghan and the NATO-led forces in Afghanistan have intensified their activities since early this year.