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Oil tankers stop supplies after attacks

india Updated: Jul 09, 2010 23:18 IST

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Oil tankers from Jammu have stopped supplies to Kashmir after fresh attacks and assaults on drivers by stone-pelters in the Valley.

On Thursday evening, five drivers and conductors of tankers were assaulted by stone-pelters at Chooru near Ganderbal in Anantnag district, 55 km south of Srinagar.

Since June 30, 95 tankers have been damaged by stone-pelters.

About 200 tankers carrying oils, including diesel, petrol and kerosene travel from various parts of Jammu to different districts in Kashmir every day.

“Our drivers came under a double attack of the security forces as well

as stone-pelters. They (drivers) had to flee from the spot at Chooru, leaving the vehicles behind,” said Annan Sharma, president of the Jammu and Kashmir Petrol Tanker Owners Association.