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Taleban Militants Attack Convoy, Killing 13 Afghan Private Security Guards

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.