Afghan police repel Taliban attack, killed 7 insurgnets
Seven Taliban militants were killed and 10 others injured as Afghan National Police repelled their attack in country's relatively peaceful Jawzjan province Monday night, deputy provincial police chief said on Tuesday, Xinhua reported.
"Scores of armed Taliban militants raided police headquarters in Qoush Tepa district late Monday night and encountered with police, with seven insurgents killed and 10 others injured," Mohammad Ibrahim told Xinhua.
He said that two police officers were injured in the gunbattle that lasted for hours.
Taliban militants, who have been attempting to infiltrate into northern parts of the militancy-hit country, have yet to make comments.
As the U.S. and allied nations announced more military presence in Afghanistan, the outfits' fighters have vowed to speed up their attacks against Afghan and international troops.