NATO supplies in Pakistan blocked for third day

A blockade of the main land route for NATO supplies from Pak into Afghan continued as queues of trucks and tankers formed at the border crossing.

Last Updated: Oct 03, 2010, 12:01 PM IST

Peshawar: A blockade of the main land route
for NATO supplies from Pakistan into Afghanistan continued
today as queues of trucks and tankers formed at the border
crossing, officials said.

Pakistan halted the convoys on Thursday after officials
blamed cross-border NATO helicopter fire for the deaths of
three Pakistani soldiers.

"The situation is the same. The border is blocked for
NATO supplies," an official at Torkham, the main border
crossing in Pakistan`s Khyber district, told AFP by telephone.

A senior security official in the northwestern city of
Peshawar also confirmed that convoys were suspended for third
day but said negotiations to solve the problem continued.

"Long queues of trucks and oil tankers are waiting along
Torkham and in the adjacent areas for the reopening," the
official at Torkham said.

NATO said aircraft had entered Pakistani airspace
Thursday in self-defence and killed "several armed
individuals" after the crews believed they had been
fired at from the ground.

PTI