Six Taliban fighters killed in clash in Afghanistan

Afghan police say its troops have clashed and killed six Taliban fighters in western Afghanistan.

A provincial police chief Shah Jahan Noori said among militants killed during the Thursday clash was the Taliban appointed governor for the western province of Ghor.

He said about 10 militants had crossed into Ghor from the neighbouring Helmand province before the clash.

Noori said two police and one civilian were wounded during the firefight.

In the areas of the country where the insurgency is active, Taliban militants try to run a parallel administration – collecting taxes and resolving disputes in impromptu created courts.

Over 1,200 people, mostly militants, have died so far this year in insurgency-related violence in Afghanistan, according to an Associated Press count.