NATO supply tanker attacked in northwest Pakistan
A NATO supply tanker was attacked by militants in northwest Pakistan, a media report said on Saturday.
This is the latest attack on a NATO supply route in Pakistan. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the report said without giving any further details.
Nearly 75 percent of the supplies for US and NATO troops in Afghanistan currently travel through Pakistan. The supply route has been under increasing attacks of late.
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