30 Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan clashes

Several clashes in Afghanistan's south and east have killed 30 Taliban fighters, officials said Sunday. A group of Taliban insurgents attacked police checkpoints in Nad Ali district of southern Helmand province on Friday, sparking clashes that killed 23 militants, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Four police were wounded and 13 other militants were detained, it said. Following the clash, the police abandoned the checkpoints, the statement said.