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Guard killed; 15 tankers torched in Farah

Guard killed; 15 tankers torched in Farah

Sep 15, 2011 - 13:43

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): Fifteen tankers carrying fuel for international troops were torched and one of the private security guards escorting the convoy was killed and five others were injured in western Farah province, officials said on Thursday.

The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon when Talibaninfo-icon attacked the convoy carrying fuel for ISAFinfo-icon on the Farah-Herat highway in the Bakwa district, a spokesman for western police zone, Col. Abdul Rauf Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

However, Ghulam Nabi, chief of the Farid Private Security Company, said two truck drivers were killed, five others including two security guards injured and eight fuel tankers torched in the attack.

The convoy was ambushed by militants while returning after delivering fuel to NATOinfo-icon-led troops, he added. But Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, claimed eight guards were killed and 18 tankers set ablaze.

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