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Three police, 2 insurgents killed in Afghanistan

An Afghan official says three policemen and two insurgents have been killed in a gunbattle in the southern city of Kandahar.

Updated: Jul 20, 2011, 13:57 PM IST

Kabul: An Afghan official says three policemen and two insurgents have been killed in a gunbattle in the southern city of Kandahar.

Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said Wednesday that police came under fire when they surrounded a house in the city overnight. They had received a tip that insurgents were hiding inside and were planning to attack a nearby police station.

Sediqqi said the three dead policemen included the district chief.

PTI