Afghan prisoners (file photo from July) (epa)
Kabul, 1 November 2005 -- Afghan police have killed two suspected Taliban militants and arrested 12 others during a gunbattle in the southern Helmand Province.
Provincial administrator Ghulam Muhiddin says the dead include the province's Taliban chief, Mullah Kabir. He
says the fighting started last night after insurgents ambushed a police convoy.
Meanwhile, Interior Ministry spokesman Yousuf Stanekzai says police arrested three men near Kabul suspected
of plotting a suicide bombing in the capital.
Also today, the NATO-led peacekeeping force says three Dutch troops were injured when their helicopter made an
emergency landing yesterday. The helicopter was flying from the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif to Kabul.
It is not clear what caused the incident.