7 die in Afghan insurgent attack
Company near NATO post hit
Insurgents attacked a logistics company that works with NATO in the western city of Herat yesterday, igniting a three-hour gun battle that left two Afghan security guards and five insurgents dead, local officials said. Afghan and coalition forces evacuated 31 civilians from the compound during the attack, which took place about a half mile from NATO’s regional headquarters in Heart province, said Sgt. Juan Ardura Santa Engracia, a spokesman for the regional NATO command. At least four people were wounded, according to initial unconfirmed reports.