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AMBUSH NATO Convoy Attacked Jalil Rezayee, EPA / Landov

NATO Convoy Attacked

A NATO supply convoy fell under attack by insurgents Wednesday, and 20 were killed in the three-hour long fight that ensued. The convoy was traveling along a highway in the country’s westerly province of Farah. Among the dead were an Afghan soldier, five security guards contracted to protect the trucks, and at least 14 of the attackers. The insurgents reportedly overwhelmed the coalition supply vehicles using rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns.

March 29, 2012 6:46 AM