NATO Supply Convoy Ambushed in West Afghanistan
[An Nahar] Insurgents ambushed a NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
coalition supply convoy in a mountainous area of western Afghanistan, sparking a three-hour firefight in which an Afghan soldier, five Afghan security guards, and 14 attackers were killed, officials said Thursday.
Najibullah Najibi, a front man for the Afghan National Army's western region, said the battle raged Wednesday along a highway regularly used by coalition supply trucks in Bala Buluk district of Farah province.
"The fighting was intense and we sent in extra forces," Najibi said.
There were varying estimates of the number of Islamic fascisti killed.
Raouf Ahmadi, a front man for the Afghan National Police in the west, said more than 30 Islamic fascisti were killed and 10 others were maimed.
Sayed Abdul Wahid, an official of the Arya security company, said his workers who were fighting with AK-47s were overpowered by Islamic fascisti using heavy weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades and machine guns.
He said five of his employees were killed and five others were maimed by cut-throats who burned three vehicles in the convoy.
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