Taleban militants have attacked a convoy in southern Afghanistan, killing up to 13 Afghan guards and wounding others who worked for a private security firm.
Officials said Monday that the convoy was attacked late Sunday on the road from the capital, Kabul, to Kandahar. That is the same road where a group of 23 South Korean Christian evangelicals was abducted on July 19 and where two Germans were kidnapped in a separate incident.
Sunday's attack led to a long gun battle with insurgents that resulted in the death of five Taleban militants.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.