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One police, 10 militants dead in conflict in Kandahar, Afghanistan

07-25-2011 16:36 BJT

KABUL, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Clash between anti-government militants and police left 11 people dead including 10 insurgents and a policeman in Kandahar province, 450 km south of Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, according to a press release of Kandahar' s provincial administration on Monday.

"The armed militants raided some checkpoints of Border Police in Shurabak and Rigistan districts late Sunday night and police resisted as a result 10 rebels and one police constable were killed," the press release added.

Two more policemen sustained injuries in the firefight that lasted for a while, it further said.

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and NATO-led troops elsewhere in Kandahar province have yet to make comment.

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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