Taliban militant, cop killed in in Afghanistan

Zaranj (Afghanistan), June 1 (IANS) Taliban militants raided the headquarters and police department in Dilaram district of Nimroz province Saturday, leaving two people dead, including an attacker, and injuring four policemen, police said.

"A group of Taliban rebels stormed the police department and district headquarters of Dilaram district around 4.20 p.m. local time and police retaliated killing an attacker on the spot and forcing others to run away," police chief of Dilaram district Hajji Najibullah told Xinhua.

The incident took place 790 km west of Kabul.

One policeman was killed and four others were injured in the gun battle which lasted for about an hour, Najibullah said.


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