Afghan officials say Taliban fighters opened fire on Afghan police at an anti-NATO rally in southern Afghanistan today, sparking a gunbattle that killed three civilians and a police officer.
Officials said the insurgents infiltrated the protest in the town of Qalat in the southern province of Zabul and fired at police.
Police responded by firing at the insurgents in the crowd.
The demonstrators had gathered to protest the reported deaths of civilians during a NATO operation overnight.
compiled from agency reports