Al Qaeda has urged Islamic militants to attack oil tankers in maritime hotspots that supply Australia with up to 70 percent of its petrol, a media report said Saturday.
Several oil tankers caught fire and were reduced to ashes as three rockets fired by militants slammed into a parking lot in the western part of Afghanistan`s capital Kabul, drivers at the site said.
India is vigorously pursuing with Iran the detention of the MT Desh Shanti oil tanker, but there has not been any progress so far, an official said on Wednesday
Four oil tankers kept at a private godown, close to Mathura petroleum refinery, were reduced to ashes in a fire, officials said on Thursday.
The Oil Tankers Association went on an indefinite strike across Jammu and Kashmir from Tuesday.
A bomb fitted with a timer blew up an oil tanker. It
triggered fire that engulfed six more tankers.
Al Qaeda considered hijacking oil tankers to provoke an "extreme economic crisis" in the West.
The tankers were parked near Afghan border and no casualties were reported.
NATO supply trucks, oil tankers are targets of frequent attacks in Pakistan.
suspected militants fired at a container truck ferrying supplies to
NATO forces in Afghanistan.
More than 170 NATO supply vehicles have been torched since early October.
Attacks on NATO supply truck have been accelerated this year.
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