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.

PTI



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

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