Taleban 'ambush Afghan police'
At least nine Afghan policemen have been killed in an ambush blamed on the Taleban, officials say.
The attack is the latest in a series of confrontations marking a sharp deterioration in security in the country. News of the attack coincided with subdued celebrations for Afghanistan’s Independence Day. An explosion in the house of the brother of President Hamid Karzai revived fears of rebel attacks. Full Story