8 die in attack on British compound in Kabul

Afghan security forces carry a wounded police man at the site of a suicide attack outside The British Council in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 19, 2011. Two suicide bombers attacked a British compound in the Afghan capital on Friday.

Ladson-based Force Protection Inc. said today that it has received more overseas work under a recent change to an existing military contract.

The armored-truck maker said the $14.5 million modification calls for continued field-service support work, including general maintenance, and for kits to upgrade vehicles stationed in Afghanistan.

The work is expected to be completed by next June 30.

The contract is with the Marine Corps Systems Command of Quantico, Va.