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8 private security guards killed in ISAF strike

3 May 2011 - 12:43
3 May 2011 - 12:43

GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Eight guards of a private security company were killed during an air strike by international soldiers in the southern province of Ghazni, officials said on Tuesday.

The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) bombed the Watan Risk Security Company guards at 8am when they were escorting a logistic convoy in the Pul Mati area of Gilan district.

Provincial police chief, Col. Zarawar Zahid, told Pajhwok Afghan News eight guards of the company were killed and two others detained by foreign troops.

Maqur district chief, Barakatullah, confirmed the incident in Pul Mati, which is located near the border with Maqur district.

But the NATO-led force said that insurgents attacked the convoy on Tuesday morning in Gilan district. The convoy called for and received close air support, a statement from ISAF said. “We are still assessing results from the engagement.”

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