Taliban kills 12 workers clearing mines, say Afghan police

December 13, 2014 11:24 AM

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Taliban kills 12 workers clearing mines, say Afghan police

Taliban fighters shot dead at least 12 workers clearing mines on December 13 in southern Afghanistan, authorities said, part of a series of attacks that saw two U.S. troops killed and a top Afghan court official gunned down.

Security in the capital, Kabul, has been stepped up as the Taliban have warned that attacks will continue as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw at the end of the month, 13 years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks sparked the U.S.-led invasion.

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