Militants attack on NATO oil tanker in Pak kills 3
Last Updated: Sunday, July 17, 2011, 18:56
Peshawar: Three persons, including a child, were killed and 16 others injured when pro-Taliban militants blew up a NATO oil tanker and fired at another in northwest Pakistan, police said on Sunday.

Militants targeted an oil tanker with a bomb at a market in a suburb of Peshawar, the capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, late last night.

The blast triggered a massive blaze that was fuelled by the oil in the tanker.

Two persons, including a child, were killed and 15 more injured.

The fire destroyed nearly 100 shops, police said. Militants carried out the second attack at a spot about 10 km from the site of the first last night.

They opened fire on another oil tanker in Jamrud town in Khyber tribal region, killing the driver and injuring his helper, officials said.

No group claimed responsibility for the attacks but such incidents are usually blamed on Taliban militants.

A majority of supplies and equipment required by US and foreign troops in Afghanistan are transported through Pakistan.


First Published: Sunday, July 17, 2011, 18:56

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