| GEO World|
| Six Taliban killed in Afghan govt assault|
| Updated at: 1508 PST, Tuesday, August 11, 2009|
KABUL: Six Taliban died during a coordinated rocket, gun and suicide attack on an Afghan government compound near Kabul, as the country continues its countdown to elections, officials said Tuesday.
An Afghan soldier and a policeman were also killed during the gun battles on Monday in the Logar provincial capital, Pul-i-Alam, 50 kilometers (30 miles) south of Kabul, a government official said.
"Five terrorists were killed by security forces and one committed suicide," said Logar government spokesman Din Mohammad Darwish. Authorities had been unable to say how many men attacked the town as final security sweeps were under way.