Taliban ambushes fuel convoy

Fifteen guards working for a private US security firm are killled.


    The Taliban said they had abducted 12 security guards, and two of their own fighters had been killed.

    One fuel tanker was reportedly set on fire and a USPI vehicle was taken. Colonel Saydo Khan, a police official, said reinforcements had been sent to the area and were fighting the attackers in a nearby village.

    Thousands of people work for Texas-based USPI in Afghanistan.

    More than 6,300 people, mostly Taliban or al-Qaeda fighters, have been killed in violence in Afghanistan this year, according to an Associated Press news agency count based on official figures.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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