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4 Killed in Attack on Tanker Depot in Afghanistan

Compound attacked outside main international military base

File photo: A view of destruction of NATO supplies near Peshawar, Pakistan on April 3, 2009. Militants using guns and gasoline bombs attacked a terminal in northwest Pakistan holding supplies bound for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, damaging five shipping containers, police said. (Photo credit: Mohammad Sajjad / AP)

By Mirwais Khan

Aug. 15, 2011

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Militants attacked a fuel tanker depot Monday outside the main international military base in southern Afghanistan, killing four people, officials said.

The assailants set off explosives that were packed in a minibus at the entrance of a compound operated by international contractor Supreme Group, according from a statement from the Kandahar governor’s office. The compound is outside of Kandahar Air Field — the base of NATO and U.S. operations in the south.

Four private guards were killed in the fighting, said Salim Ahsas, the southern region police chief. …

It was the day’s second violent clash. Early Monday, insurgents attacked a district government center in eastern Afghanistan, sparking a gun battle that lasted for hours and left a police officer and four militants dead. …

The fighting comes the day after six suicide bombers attacked a governor’s security meeting in a town near the country’s capital. Twenty-two people were killed.

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Image: An Afghan police officer points to the site of fire after a convoy of NATO fuel tankers was attacked by militants.
An Afghan police officer points to the site of fire after a convoy of NATO fuel tankers was attacked by militants in Behsod district of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010. (Rahmat Gul / AP)

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U.S. Supply Line Attacked (Dec. 8, 2008)

Militants Hijack U.S. Supply Convoy in Pakistan (Nov. 12, 2008)



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