KUNDUZ, Afghanistan, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Five people including two police and three insurgents were killed as clash flared up in Imam Sahib district of Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Monday, district governor Mahboubullah Sayedi said.
A group of Taliban insurgents attacked a police checkpoint in Nawabad area of the restive Imam Sahib district at 02:00 a.m. local time and police returned fire, forcing the militants to flee after leaving three bodies behind, the official added.
In the fighting that lasted for an hour, two police personnel were also killed, the official said.
Taliban militants, who are in control of parts of Kunduz province with Kunduz city as its capital 250 km north of Kabul, have yet to make comments. Enditem