Afghan police kill 9 insurgents in NE. Afghanistan
Nine Taliban insurgents were killed and 12 others injured as Afghan National Police (ANP) repelled insurgents attack in the peaceful Takhar province, northeast Afghanistan, a statement of Interior Ministry said Saturday, Xinhua reported.
"Dozens of armed Taliban militants raided a police checkpoint in Darqad district on Friday and police encountered. As a result, nine insurgents were killed and 12 others were injured," the statement said.
However, it stressed that there were no casualties on police.
Taliban militants, who have been attempting to infiltrate into the relatively peaceful northern region of the militancy-hit country, have yet to make comment.
The outfit's fighters have vowed to speed up their attacks against Afghan and international troops.
In neighboring Kunduz province on the same day Friday, the militia raided a police checkpoint, killing eight policemen.