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3 guards killed, 10 others missing

September 24, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Three Afghan guards with a U.S. private security firm were killed in an ambush by Taliban insurgents in western Afghanistan and 10 were missing, officials said today.

A provincial official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that 13 guards had died in the attack in Farah province.

Elsewhere, gunmen killed 12 police and government employees in the northeastern province of Badakhshan. Two Italian soldiers captured in Herat province were freed in a military operation, the Italian Embassy said today.

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