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Three Afghan police officers killed in Taliban ambush

Other News Materials 1 October 2011 19:29
Three Afghan police officers were killed and their commander wounded Saturday in a Taliban ambush in northern Afghanistan, an official said, dpa reported.
Three Afghan police officers killed in Taliban ambush

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.

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