A government official says six beheaded bodies found in southern Afghanistan have been identified as policemen, not labourers.
Afghan police, supported by army and the NATO-led coalition forces, killed two dozen militants and detained 13 others in the last 24 hours, the interior ministry said Monday.
Authorities say Taliban fighters ambushed a national police patrol in western Afghanistan, killing a commander and four of his men.
An Afghan policeman shot dead
nine of his colleagues, including his brother and fled with their weapons in a truck to join Taliban.
Karzai`s upbeat and nationalistic speech was a move to bolster Afghanistan`s image as a sovereign nation that must plan for its future despite its heavy dependence on international troops and aid.
Afghan police arrested five would-be suicide bombers on Thursday in Kabul — the largest suicide bomb team ever apprehended in the capital, officials said.
Five militants armed with guns and suicide vests attacked a building in an eastern Afghan city early Monday, officials said, sparking a battle with police that left at least three of the attackers dead.
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