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Two killed in attack on Nato supply convoy in Pakistan

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 18:47

Peshawar: At least two persons were killed and two oil tankers destroyed when unidentified militants today attacked a Nato supply convoy on the Pak-Afghan highway in restive northwest Pakistan.

The militants attacked two oil tankers near Sur Kamar area in Khyber tribal region, destroying them completely, according to local officials.

Following the attack on the tankers, an exchange of fire took place between them, they said.
The militants fled the scene after the attack.

Pakistan is a key supply route for the US-led mission in landlocked Afghanistan, particularly as Nato forces prepare to withdraw troops and equipment by the end of this year.

Nato supply trucks, which carry everything from fuel to munitions and food, often come under attack on their journey between Karachi and border crossing points.

Separately, one person was killed and four others injured when militants attacked a house with a hand grenade in the Chadrar area of Tank district. The injured include women and children.

Also, the security forces foiled a terrorism bid by defusing a five kg homemade bomb in a Basic Health Unit in Charsadda district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

First Published: Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 18:47

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