Pak militants attack tankers carrying oil for Afghan forces

  • PTI, Islamabad
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  • Updated: Dec 31, 2010 01:36 IST

Suspected militants in Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Thursday attacked two tankers carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan, killing a driver and destroying two vehicles, officials said.

The armed men ambushed the tankers going to Afghanistan in Bolan district of Balochistan, officials of the Levies militia said.

A driver was killed instantly in the firing and two tankers were gutted.

The attackers escaped before security forces reached the site.

Levies personnel later cordoned off the area and launched a search operation.

Pro-Taliban militants regularly attack trucks and tankers ferrying supplies to US and NATO forces in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces.

Hundreds of vehicles have been destroyed and scores killed in such attacks.

 

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