Pakistan: Militants Attack NATO Oil Tankers, 5 Killed


Suspected Taliban militants Friday morning attacked NATO oil tankers in northern Pakistan, killing at least five and destroying several tankers.

A group of about twenty to twenty-five masked gunmen early Friday attacked a convoy of oil tankers, carrying fuel for NATO forces in the neighboring Afghanistan, parked at a terminal in Ring Road area of Peshawar, capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, police sources told KUNA.

They said a huge fire was triggered that spread to all the tankers, parked inside the terminal.


Sources said that at least sixteen tankers have been completely destroyed and forty others damaged.

The attack also left five persons killed, sources said. They said that police officials have also recovered four hand-grenades and bombs from the site.


KUNA is the Kuwait News Agency

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