KANDAHAR - Two Taliban infiltrators killed four of their police colleagues when they opened fire at a checkpoint in southern Afghanistan before fleeing the scene, provincial officials said Monday.

The shooting happened late Sunday in the Maiwand district of Kandahar province, the heartland of the Taliban’s 14-year insurgency against Afghan and foreign forces, they said.

Meanwhile, at least 8 armed Taliban including 4 Pakistani ‘insurgents’ were killed and 6 others including 3 Pakistani rebels were wounded during NATO’s air strike in Nuristan province on Sunday night, according to an unconfirmed report.

According to the reports, the insurgents were busy on organizing and designing of terrorist activities in their hideout, which were targeted by NATO air strike and lost their lives.

According to another report, 4 armed rebels were killed and 2 others wounded following clashes among Taliban militants and Afghan military forces in Nangarhar province yesterday. The clashes took place in Haska Mina district of the province, while armed Taliban attacked on ANA convoy.

A commander of Afghan National Army (ANA) said in the clashes 4 armed militants were killed and 2 others were wounded.