Chaman: A government official says gunmen in Pakistan's southwest have set ablaze 14 tankers carrying fuel for US and NATO troops in Afghanistan. A driver also was wounded during the Saturday attack.
Islamist militants and criminals in Pakistan frequently attack trucks carrying supplies for US and NATO troops. The supplies typically arrive in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi and travel overland to Afghanistan through two main border crossings.
Local official Fatteh Mohammed says the latest attack occurred in the Dera Murad Jamali area in Baluchistan province. The tankers were parked at a roadside restaurant when eight gunmen struck.
The attacks in Pakistan have led the US to rely more on other supply routes, including through countries north of Afghanistan.
First Published: Saturday, January 15, 2011, 12:56