More than 150 Mujahaddin guerrillas attacked and destroyed a Soviet protected Afghan army supply convoy as it travelled along the Salang highway to Kabul.
GV PAN Afghani mountains, guerrilla with rifle
GV PAN Soviet APC patrolling road
GV PAN Convoy of supply trucks following
TV Soviet APC patrolling road turning corner
SV Vehicle moving behind bushes, hit by explosion
SV Vehicle being hit by guerrilla fire
LV APC on fire
SV Guerrillas near burning APC
LV ZOOM INTO Burning APC and CU Flames (2 shots)
GVs Guerrilla shooting APC driver ZOOM INTO driver (2 shots)
SV Guerrilla displaying weapons and guerrillas moving in to convoy
SV Hit APC driver slides downhill, collapses (2 shots)
GV Guerrillas moving supplies from captured trucks; TRACK IN TO damaged vehicles and dead drivers. CU dead driver in pool of blood (2 shots)
SV Commander Pana setting fire to convoy (2 shots)
GVs Guerrillas look on as fire takes hold
LV Hit APC driver lying dead
GV Guerrillas observing Soviet APC burn
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Background: More than 150 Mujahaddin guerrillas attacked and destroyed a Soviet protected Afghan army supply convoy as it travelled along the Salang highway to Kabul. The raid, the latest in a long series of guerrilla attacks took place some 70 miles (110 kilometres) north of the capital.Three separate rebel groups banded together for the ambush and used rockets to knock out five Soviet armoured personnel carriers before moving in on foot to attack the fifteen trucks. The guerrilla's raid was successful and they captured some 25 Afghani prisoners together with their Kalashynikov rifles and an anti-aircraft gun. The guerrillas set fire to the convoy and withdrew. They say forty soldiers were killed -- all of them Soviets. Afghan President, Babrak Karmal, repeated his government's offer of an amnesty for the rebels earlier this year and called on them to join the Soviet-backed government. But guerrilla attacks have intensified over recent months and the flood of refugees from the country has increased.