#1: Taliban militia fighters ambushed a police patrol in southern Afghanistan, sparking an hour-long gunbattle that left two policemen and one attacker dead. Police said the attack occurred on Sunday evening in Zabul province when the policemen were on their routine patrol along a highway.
#2: In the first attack, insurgents ambushed a police vehicle in Zabul province Sunday night and killed three policemen, Pakistan's Dawn online newspaper reported. Two Taliban fighters were killed in the clashes that followed.
#3: In a separate incident early Monday, three bombs were ignited at a central market in the eastern town of Jalalabad. The explosions damaged nearby buildings but caused no casualties.
#4: An outspoken female legislator was physically and verbally attacked by her colleagues after saying on the parliament floor that some of Afghanistan's mujahedeen leaders were criminals who shouldn't now be lawmakers, officials said Monday. Malalai Joya, who apparently was unhurt, said several female lawmakers hit her with empty plastic water bottles and male lawmakers