There was no immediate comment from U.S. military headquarters in Kabul. Local Governor Naser Khazeh said fighting had been difficult because roads to the district had been heavily mined and Taliban fighters were firing from civilian houses.
Rockets also struck the NATO base at Bagram, just north of the Afghan capital, causing minor damage, the alliance said.
India can play a very important role, diplomatically and economically in particular, said General Joseph Dunford.
Karzai satisfied with discussions on training,supply of military equipment.
The motor cycle bomb which exploded in Southern Afghanistan also injured 15 people.
Two Taliban suicide bombers killed three members of Afghan security forces
Two Americans were killed in the latest attack by a member of the Afghan security forces,as US military deaths reached or neared 2,000 since the start of the war in Afghanistan in 2001
Afghan security forces killed five insurgents and wounded one during a pre-dawn raid in Kabul
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said that if voted to power,he would ensure completion of successful transition to the Afghan security forces by the end of 2014.
In a bid to expand its strategic footprint in Afghanistan,India is set to give 3 choppers to Afghan forces.
US President made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan last night.
Sources said India wants to encourage private investors in Afghanistan,and wants to involve the investors from stakeholders in the region.
India and Afghanistan will work towards increasing the training and capacity building of Afghan security forces in the coming months
Tahiry said their orders came from militant leaders with ties to Pakistani intelligence.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai appealed for calm after clashes in several cities between Afghan security forces and protesters furious over the burning of Qurans at a US military base left seven people dead