Clash leaves 12 dead in Afghanistan


Two bombs rigged to parked bicycles targeted NATO vehicles here on Monday as a clash between police and militants in the south left 11 suspected Taliban and one policeman dead, officials said.

The clash in the mountains of southern Helmand province also left three wounded, said the deputy governor Amir Mohammed Akhunzanda. Police arrested three suspected Taliban and recovered weapons, he said. A series of explosions have rattled Kabul.