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Militants set 11 NATO tankers on fire in Pakistan

Militants torched 10 tankers in Khairpur district of Sindh province, injuring five people.



Islamabad: Militants torched 11 tankers
carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan in Pakistan`s
southern Sindh and southwest Balochistan provinces, killing
one person and injuring five others, security officials said
Monday.

Militants torched 10 tankers in Khairpur district of
Sindh province, injuring five people.

Three drivers were among the five persons injured in
the attack, police said. The injured were taken to a nearby
hospital. Doctors said two drivers were hit by bullets.

According to police, the incident took place late last
night.

The suspected militants fired at the oil tankers,
which were going from the port city of Karachi to the
northwestern city of Peshawar, and then torched them.

The flames from the tankers spread in minutes and
burnt a roadside hotel and three shops.
Traffic was suspended on the National Highway.

Fire tenders, facing problems because of the huge
flames, managed to extinguish the fire after five hours,
witnesses said.

Footage on TV showed the tankers burning on the
highway. The suspected militants fled after the attack.

No group claimed responsibility for the incident.
Police launched a search to apprehend the attackers
but no one was arrested till this morning.

In a separate incident, suspected militants attacked a
NATO tanker in Balochistan province today and killed its
driver, security officials said.

PTI

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