15 tankers ferrying oil to NATO forces destroyed in Pak

A total of 28 NATO oil tankers were parked at a terminal of Peshawar during the time of explosion.

Islamabad: Fifteen tankers ferrying oil to
NATO forces in Afghanistan were destroyed when a huge blast
ripped through a terminal on the outskirts of Peshawar city in
northwest Pakistan, officials said on Sunday.

The tankers were parked at a terminal on the Ring Road,
which was targeted with a bomb by suspected pro-Taliban
militants last night.

There were no reports of loss of life in the attack.

A massive fire erupted at the Fauji Terminal soon after
the blast and engulfed the tankers, police officials said.

About 50 tankers were parked at the terminal and fire
fighters were able to control the fire after several hours.

Officials said it was yet to be determined if the bomb
was planted in the terminal or in a tanker.

Militants have destroyed hundreds of container trucks and
tankers ferrying supplies to Afghanistan in attacks in
northwest and southwest Pakistan over the past few years.


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