Blast, gun battle kills 1 Afghan police, wounds 3 in Taliban birthplace

15:46, July 14, 2010      

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One policeman was killed and three others sustained injuries as Taliban militants stormed a police department in southern Kandahar province, spokesman for provincial administration Zalmai Ayubi said Wednesday.

"The insurgents carried out a suicide attack on police department late Tuesday night and opened fire. As a result one police constable was killed and three others sustained injuries," Ayubi told Xinhua.

He also said that the police resistance forced the insurgents to run away.

Taliban militants have yet to make comment.

Kandahar, the birthplace of Taliban militants, has been the scene of increasing militancy since the beginning of this year.

Afghan and NATO-led troops are going to launch a major offensive against Taliban hideouts in Kandahar to ensure durable peace there.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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