2 Afghan police, 3 insurgents killed in attack


KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan police official says insurgents attacked a checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan and that two border policemen and three attackers were killed in the ensuing firefight.

Regional border police spokesman Edris Mohmand says insurgents assaulted the checkpoint in Lalpur district of Nangarhar province Friday. The area is near the border with Pakistan.

The assault resulted in a three-hour gunbattle between the police and the assailants.