13 Taliban militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul:At least 13 Taliban militants were killed in a gunbattle with security personnel in Afghanistan's Ghazni province on Wednesday, police said. A group of armed Taliban fighters raided security checkpoints in Azad area of Gilan district on Wednesday, triggering a gunbattle that left 13 insurgents dead and six others injured, provincial police spokesman Fahim Amiri told Xinhua news agency. A Taliban group commander Mullah Ghulam Rasoul alias Hazla was also among those killed in fighting, the official said. One police constable has been injured, the official added.