The battle in the Zhari district of Panjwayi province late Monday also left two police wounded, said Zhari district chief Khairudin Khan.
In neighboring Zabul province, a Taliban leader named Mullah Kabir was gunned down by police Monday while the militant was riding a motorbike, said Shinkay district chief Ali Hamid.
Violence has risen sharply in Afghanistan the last two weeks. More than 1,800 people have been killed in insurgency-related violence this year, according to an Associated Press count based on U.S., NATO and Afghan officials.
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