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Seven Taleban Insurgents and Two Police Officers Killed in Afghan Violence

A militant attack on a district police headquarters in southern Afghanistan has left up to seven Taleban fighters dead and five Afghan policemen wounded.

The attack took place in a remote part of Kandahar province and the police chief says the fighting lasted for a couple of hours. He says that between six and seven Taleban were killed.

In a separate incident, two policemen were killed and two wounded when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb on Friday in southern Helmand province, where British troops will soon be based. Officials blame suspected Taleban militants for the attack.

Attacks have increased in Afghanistan in recent months, primarily in southern and eastern regions where U.S.-led coalition forces are hunting Taleban remnants and al-Qaida fighters.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.