Three Taliban militants killed in clash in Afghan province

Kabul, June 3 (IANS) Three militants were killed and six others, including three policemen, sustained injuries in a clash in the southern Afghanistan province of Helmand on Wednesday, Afghan police said.

“A group of Taliban rebels raided a police checkpoint on a road in Tabili area early Wednesday morning and police returned fire, triggering a gun battle during which three armed insurgents were killed and six others, including three insurgents and three police, sustained injuries,” Xinhua quoted Abdul Satar Norzai, a highway police officer in the province, as telling reporters.

Taliban militants, have stepped up militancy after launching their annual so-called “spring offensive” on April 24.

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