NATO Fuel Convoys Attacked In Pakistan


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Nineteen NATO oil tanker trucks carrying fuel supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan were attacked and burned Monday in Pakistan, officials said.

No casualties were reported after unidentified gunmen attacked the tanker convoy on the Sibi-Quetta highway near Mastung, setting fire to 19 vehicles, GEO Pakistan reported

Local fire brigades fought the blaze, smoke from which could be seen for miles.

In a similar attack Friday, also with no injuries reported, five NATO trucks were set ablaze in the same region, The Nation reported.

The trucks were in a convoy of 25 oil tankers that had stopped in the Tera Mill area of Pakistan when gunmen opened fire, the PakTribune reported.

About 40 percent of supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan travel on routes through Pakistan.

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