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August 20, 1987 | MICHAEL ROSS, Times Staff Writer
U.S. warships escorted another convoy of Kuwaiti tankers into the Persian Gulf on Wednesday, steaming past Iranian missile sites and patrol ships without incident as they moved through the Strait of Hormuz and headed up the gulf toward Kuwait.
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WORLD
October 9, 2009 | M. Karim Faiez and Mark Magnier
The Indian Embassy in Afghanistan's capital came under attack Thursday for the second time in 15 months as a powerful bomb exploded along an exterior wall, killing 17 police officers and civilians, wounding 76 people and destroying vehicles and buildings. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide attack, which occurred in a heavily fortified area about 8:30 a.m. This latest blast in Kabul underscored the point, analysts said, that militants can strike at will even in Afghanistan's most secure areas.
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May 20, 1989 | From Associated Press
About 200 Vietnam veterans set off Friday on a nine-day, cross-country trek intended to draw attention to the unknown fate of the thousands of soldiers still listed as missing in action. Participants believe that their ranks will swell as the convoy of motorcycles, cars and trucks passes through Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and into Washington. Their destination is the Vietnam War Memorial in the nation's capital, where a rally is scheduled May 28 to demand that the government increase its efforts to aid MIAs who may be prisoners of war. "Our slogan is, 'Forget the war, remember the warriors,' " said James Gregory, a retired Marine gunnery sergeant who gave up an accounting job to devote time to the protest.
NEWS
July 23, 1987 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, Times Staff Writer
A naval convoy of three U.S. warships and two "reflagged" Kuwaiti oil tankers steamed through the Strait of Hormuz on Wednesday and entered the war-plagued Persian Gulf without interference from Iran. As the convoy cleared its first hurdle, Iran stepped up its criticism of the U.N. Security Council for demanding a cease-fire in the almost seven-year-long war between Iran and Iraq. But the Tehran government gave no sign that it would be the first to violate the truce.
WORLD
August 29, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Gunmen engaged state police in a running shootout that killed five officers and possibly one of the attackers in the western state of Jalisco, authorities said. The state attorney general's office said a convoy of seven vehicles carrying at least 30 gunmen approached state policemen on a local highway and opened fire. Four policemen died in the initial fighting and another officer was killed when police gave chase. A body was found in one of the vehicles involved and might be that of an assailant.
NEWS
December 27, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Iraq claimed its warplanes attacked a tanker in the Persian Gulf on Saturday, and witnesses said British and French warships were escorting vessels from other nations after a surge in attacks on gulf shipping. The official Iraqi News Agency quoted a military spokesman as saying jet fighters scored an "accurate and effective hit" on a "large maritime target," which indicates a tanker. If confirmed, it would be the 27th commercial vessel attacked in the gulf in December--a record for one month.
WORLD
December 20, 2009 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Reporting from Dubai — A California Army National Guard group was attacked Saturday by a "complex double-ambush" from Taliban fighters along a treacherous mountain road in eastern Afghanistan while the unit was returning from helping farmers in isolated villages, the Army reported today. The Californians' slow-moving six-vehicle convoy was attacked by two groups of Taliban firing medium machine guns and AK-47s. Most of the vehicles were hit and one was slightly disabled with a flattened tire and a bullet hole in the windshield, the Army reported.
NEWS
June 18, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
Rebels ambushed a military convoy in the jungles of southern Colombia, killing at least 32 soldiers in the worst guerrilla attack against the army in 15 years, the Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday. Officials said that 25 soldiers were injured and that 10 are missing after Tuesday's attack in the Caqueta jungle region 300 miles south of Bogota.
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