Three Afghan police officers were killed and their commander wounded Saturday in a Taliban ambush in northern Afghanistan, an official said, dpa reported.
"Commander Juma Khan, border police commander of Dasht-e-Archi district (Kunduz province), was ambushed by the armed Taliban Saturday at 09:00 am (0430 GMT) while patrolling in the district," said Shaikh Sadruddin, district governor of Dasht-e-Archi.
"An armed clash lasted for over 3 hours up to 12:00 pm which resulted in three police officers martyred and the commander himself wounded," the governor said.
"In addition, Mullah Mansoor, a top Taliban commander in the province and two of his men were killed in the clash," Sadruddin added.
A statement from the Interior Ministry confirmed Mansoor's killing and said he was responsible for ordering the stoning of a woman last year in the same province.
The Taliban have not yet commented on the attack.