Attack on U.S. company leaves Afghan guard, insurgent dead (Afghanistan)
KABUL, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Taliban insurgents' attack against a U.S. security services company USPI in Taliban's former stronghold Kandahar Sunday claimed two lives including a Taliban fighter, a local official said.
"Taliban insurgents this morning in Maiwand district attacked a vehicle of USPI and the local guards returned fire. As a result, a guard and an insurgent were killed," Mullah Masoud Khan the district chief of Maiwand told Xinhua.
Moreover, a mine planted by insurgents struck a vehicle of the company Saturday evening leaving two local guards dead, he added.
Serving in Afghanistan since the collapse of Taliban regime eight years ago, USPI provides security to the U.S-led military convoys mostly in the troubled southern region.
Von: 01.03.2009, Editor: Du, www.news.xinhuanet.com