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Afghan gunmen kill 9 guards protecting NATO convoy

Afghan police say that gunmen have killed nine Afghans working as private security guards protecting a NATO supply convoy in the south of the country.

world Updated: Oct 18, 2010 13:40 IST

Afghan police say that gunmen have killed nine Afghans working as private security guards protecting a NATO supply convoy in the south of the country.

The deputy police chief for Helmand province, Kamaluddin Khan, said Monday that the attack in Gershk district happened on Sunday night.

In a separate incident, the police chief in neighboring Nimroz province says an airstrike by international coalition forces killed four suspected Taliban fighters who were planting a bomb. Abdul Jabar Pardeli says a Taliban commander was among those killed by Sunday night's strike.