16 killed in Afghan attacks

Last Updated: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 12:20 hrs

Kabul, Sep 22 (IANS) At least 16 people have been killed in violence in Afghanistan, authorities said Sunday.

Early Sunday morning, four pro-government militiamen and three Taliban militants were killed in clashes at Hazrat-e-Sultan in Kunduz city, Xinhua reported citing a police officer.

In an overnight operation in Wardak province, police killed two militants and arrested four.

One civilian and six militants were killed in an attack on a police checkpoint in Nazyano district of eastern Nangarhar province Saturday night. Four people were injured, including a policeman.

The Taliban-led insurgency has been rampant since the militant group launched an offensive in April against Afghan government forces and NATO-led troops stationed in the country.

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