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Taliban torch 12 ISAF vehicles, kill two guards

24 August, 2012

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HERAT: Two guards of a logistic convoy of the foreign forces were killed and its 12 vehicles were set ablaze in a Taliban attack in Bakwa district in Farah province Thursday.The Taliban attacked a logistic convoy of the foreign forces in Dasht-i-Bakwa area in Bakwa district, the western zone 606 Ansar zone police spokesman Abdul Rauf Ahmadi told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP).

The logistic convoy of the foreign forces was on way from Herat to Helmand province, he said, adding a private security firm, Arya, was escorting the convoy.He said he did not have information about casualties to Taliban.

Meanwhile, the Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack and their spokesman, Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi told the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) 10 guards of the convoy of the foreign forces were killed and several more injured in the gunfight.

He said 15 fuel tankers and some vehicles of the guards of the convoy were set ablaze in the attack.Meanwhile, three vehicles of the ISAF were damaged in separate explosions in Parwan, Ghazni and Helmand provinces Thursday.The Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told the Afghan Islamic Press their fighters blew up a vehicle of the foreign forces in Seghan area, Bagram district, Parwan province.

He claimed six ISAF soldiers were killed in the explosion.In a separate incident, Zabihullah Mujahid claimed four NATO soldiers were killed when their fighters blew up a NATO vehicle in Sung Naka area, Andar district, Ghazni province.Meanwhile, another Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi told the Afghan Islamic Press their fighters blew up a vehicle with an IED in Ghobi Manda area.

He claimed the ISAF troops on board the vehicle were killed and injured in the blast.When contacted, the ISAF press office in Kabul said three ISAF vehicles received damage in IED strikes in Bagram, Ghazni and Helmand.

It, however, added no ISAF soldiers were killed in the blasts."It is ISAF's policy not to discuss the number of wounded or their condition," the press office stated.

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