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Militants destroy 2 NATO tankers in NW Pakistan

A Pakistani government official says militants have fired rockets at a NATO convoy carrying supplies to Afghanistan, destroying two oil tankers and wounding two people.

world Updated: Dec 21, 2010 07:36 IST
AP

A Pakistani government official says militants have fired rockets at a NATO convoy carrying supplies to Afghanistan, destroying two oil tankers and wounding two people.

Iqbal Khan says traffic along the route has been suspended after Monday's attack in the Khyber tribal region. He says two people traveling in the tankers sustained burns when the trucks were engulfed in flames.

Taliban militants occasionally attack trucks on NATO's main supply route through Pakistan, though the vast majority of the goods are untouched. Criminal gangs also sometimes destroy the vehicles.

First Published: Dec 20, 2010 13:50 IST