Rockets hit two NATO tankers in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Suspected militants in a Pakistani tribal region Monday fired rockets at tankers carrying oil for NATO troops in the neighboring Afghanistan, witnesses and official sources said.

Two tankers were destroyed in the attack in Jamrud area of Khyber tribal region in northwest Pakistan, which borders Afghanistan.

Residents said that the security forces fired at the suspected position of the attackers but there was no report of any casualty.

The Pakistan-Afghanista n highway was temporarily blocked and NATO supplies suspended following the attack.

The attack was launched three days after a series of strikes by the U.S. drones in Khyber agency, which targeted centers of the militant groups and killed over 30 people.
It is the second attack on NATO trucks in Pakistan in three days.

On Saturday, unidentified armed men in southwestern Balochistan province fired at a container carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan and injured its driver and another person.

The armed men, riding a motorcycle, fled after the attack near the town of Mach in Balochistan.

Officials say that some 70 percent supplies are transported for the NATO forces in Afghanistan through Pakistan.

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