Taliban kills 12 demining workers in Afghanistan, police say

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The Taliban shot dead 12 demining workers near the former British base of Camp Bastion in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Saturday, opening fire from motor bikes, police said.

Farid Ahmad Obaid, a spokesman for the provincial police chief, said Afghan forces later launched a counter attack, killing four of the Islamist militants and capturing three.

(Reporting by Mohammad Stanekzai; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)