NATO Convoy Attacked

    Image #: 17431521    epa03163590 An Afghan private security guard gets medical treatment at a local hospital in Herat Afghanistan, 29 March 2012. Reports state that clashes erupted when a group of Taliban militants attacked a private local security company that leaded logistic convoy of NATO-led forces in Gilistan district.  EPA/JALIL REZAYEE /LANDOV

    Jalil Rezayee, EPA / Landov

    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.

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