Taliban launch attacks in Afghanistan, 19 dead
Mir said about 200 insurgents were involved in the fighting and some had ambushed police reinforcements.india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 15:29 IST
Taliban insurgents launched four attacks in the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Friday and three policemen and 16 Taliban were killed, the province's deputy governor said.
"The fighting is continuing between police and the Taliban," said the deputy governor, Mullah Mir, who was in a police convoy that came under attack.
Mir said about 200 insurgents were involved in the fighting, and some of them had ambushed police reinforcements going to the scene of the initial clash.