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Afghan police kill 11 Taliban insurgents

world Updated: Jul 31, 2009 22:35 IST

Eleven Taliban militants were killed in clashes with the Afghan Police in western Afghanistan, an official said on Friday. The fighting took place in Herat Province in western Afghanistan.

Five Taliban militants were also wounded in the fighting, provincial police chief Asmatullah Alizai said.

"The clash took place after militants attacked a US private security company in Rabat-e-Sangi district on Thursday evening. The police rushed to the spot and in the ensuing gun battle 11 militants were killed," Alizai said.

He added that one police officer was killed and two others wounded in the fighting.

The firm provides security to US supply convoys in Afghanistan.