Militants destroy 2 NATO tankers in NW Pakistan

Militants fired rockets at a NATO convoy carrying supplies to Afghanistan.

Last Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 12:50 PM IST

Peshawar: A Pakistani government official says militants have fired rockets at a NATO convoy carrying supplies to Afghanistan, destroying two oil tankers and wounding two people.

Iqbal Khan says traffic along the route has been suspended after Monday`s attack in the Khyber tribal region.

He says two people traveling in the tankers sustained burns when the trucks were engulfed in flames.

Taliban militants occasionally attack trucks on NATO`s main supply route through Pakistan, though the vast majority of the goods are untouched. Criminal gangs also sometimes destroy the vehicles.

Bureau Report