Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Afghanistan: the new Iraq?

Suspected Taliban rebels ambushed a police convoy traveling on a mountain road in southern Afghanistan, killing 19 officers in the deadliest attack ever on the fledgling police force, officials said Tuesday.

The convoy of 150 police was attacked late Monday while driving on a dirt road in Helmand province, Interior Ministry spokesman Yusuf Stanikzai said. Dozens of insurgents opened fire on the convoy, sparking a gunbattle that lasted until early Tuesday, when the militants fled into the mountains, he said....


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