Officer killed in firefight with Taliban in S. Afghanistan
One Afghan officer was killed and one soldier was injured Sunday evening
after Taliban militants attacked a police car in the southern Afghan province of
Zabul, a local official said Monday.
"Last evening in Mizan district, a
police car came under attack by a group of Taliban militants. The police fought
back and one officer was killed, one soldier was injured as the result. Taliban
militants fled away afterwards," Haji Mohammad Yonus, district chief, told
"After that, local police conducted a search operation in the area
and arrested 15 suspects," he added.
Zabul, together with Kandahar, Helmand
and Uruzgan, the former stronghold of Taliban, has become a hotspot of Taliban
Two Taliban militants were killed, six were injured and two were
captured Saturday after firefight with Afghan police in Sorai district of Zabul.
The police also seized 10 types of weapons afterwards.
More than 1,500
people, with the majority of them Taliban militants, have been killed in the
Taliban-linked militancy since the beginning of this year.