NATO supply vehicles attacked in Pak

Last Updated: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 23:24

Islamabad: Suspected militants carried
out two attacks on NATO supply vehicles in Balochistan
province of southwest Pakistan on Sunday, killing a driver and
destroying a container truck and an oil tanker.

A driver was killed when suspected militants attacked
an oil tanker carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan in
the Mian Ghundi suburb of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan.

Police said four attackers riding on two motorbikes
first killed the driver and then set the tanker on fire,
destroying it completely in the Mian Ghundai suburb of the
provincial capital Quetta.

Local police chief, Fareed Warraich said the driver`s
helper jumped out of the tanker and escaped on foot but the
driver was burnt in the inferno and his body was charred
beyond recognition.

Warraich said the driver could not escape because he
apparently was shot first and sustained serious injuries.
The attackers then fled on their motorcycles.

In the second incident, suspected militants attacked
and set ablaze a container truck carrying goods for NATO
forces in Sorgaz area of Mastung district. There were no
reports of loss of life.

The attackers managed to flee.

NATO oil tankers and containers frequently come under
attack in different parts of the country while transporting
oil or goods from the Karachi port city to near the
Afghanistan border for the NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The responsibility for many of these attacks has been
claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban but no group has yet claimed
responsibility for today`s attack.

Most supplies and equipment required by foreign forces
in Afghanistan are shipped through Pakistan, although US
troops are increasingly using alternative routes through
Central Asia.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, June 19, 2011 - 23:24

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