20 killed in ‘intense’ firefight after NATO convoy is ambushed in Afghan mountains


KABUL, Afghanistan — Insurgents ambushed a NATO coalition supply convoy in a mountainous area of western Afghanistan, sparking a three-hour firefight in which an Afghan soldier, five security guards and at least 14 attackers were killed, Afghan officials said Thursday.

Najibullah Najibi, a spokesman for the Afghan National Army’s western region, told The Associated Press that the battle raged Wednesday along a highway regularly used by coalition supply trucks in Bala Buluk district of Farah province.  (Continue story)

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Posted on March 30, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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