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Taliban kills four Afghan policemen in Zabul province

Taliban fighters train with their weapons in an undisclosed location in Afghanistan July 14, 2009. Around 4,000 U.S. Marines and hundreds of NATO and Afghan forces are taking part in an offensive in various parts of Helmand province against the Taliban, the biggest by foreign troops since they ousted the Islamist group in 2001. The operation comes ahead of next month's presidential election, which is crucial both for Kabul and for a U.S. administration that has identified Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan as its top foreign policy priority. REUTERS/Stringer (AFGHANISTAN CONFLICT MILITARY POLITICS ELECTIONS IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Kabul [Afghanistan]: At least four Afghan policemen were killed after Taliban militants opened fire at them in Afghanistan’s Zabul province on Saturday.

Zabul security officials confirmed the incident and said that one policeman was injured in the clash with the militants which took place close to Qalat city.

Tolo news quoted security officials as saying that the Taliban fled the area by taking the bodies and weapons of the four policemen with them.

However, the Taliban has not commented on the report so far. (ANI)