Tanker destroyed in bomb attack in Pakistan

Taliban militants targeted the tanker with a roadside bomb in Khyber region.

Peshawar: A tanker ferrying oil to NATO forces in Afghanistan was destroyed on Monday when Taliban militants targeted it with a roadside bomb in the Khyber tribal region of northwest Pakistan, though there were no casualties in the attack.

The tanker was destroyed when militants triggered the remote-controlled bomb in Landi Kotal area of Khyber Agency, officials said.

Traffic on the Pakistan-Afghanistan highway was briefly suspended due to a snarl caused by the explosion.

Security forces surrounded the area and launched a search operation for the militants who carried out the attack.

The flow of traffic resumed after the fire was extinguished, they said.

Militants have destroyed hundreds of tankers and container trucks and killed scores of people in attacks on NATO vehicles in northwest Pakistan.

PTI

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