Blast at strategic crossing on Pak-Afghan border
Last Updated: Monday, August 31, 2009, 00:09
Islamabad: Two persons were injured and more than 20 tankers and containers ferrying supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan were damaged in an explosion at a border crossing in Pakistan's Balochistan province on Sunday.

Reports said the blast was caused by an explosive device attached to one of the tankers parked near the Chaman border crossing on the Afghan frontier.

The Chaman post is one of two major crossing points used by convoys carrying supplies for the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan. The troops get about 75 per cent of their supplies through Pakistan.

The Chaman crossing was closed two days ago owing to a dispute between Afghan and Pakistani customs officers. Over 1,000 trucks and tankers have been unable to cross the border due to the closure of the crossing.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, August 31, 2009, 00:09

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