Diplomatic and Military Affairs

NATO oil tanker destroyed in SW Pakistan

Updated: 2011-04-19 13:56


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ISLAMABAD - At least one person was injured Tuesday when a NATO oil tanker was burned out in southwestern Pakistan's Balochistan province.

According to local media reports, some unknown militants opened fire at the container carrying fuel for NATO force in Afghanistan in Dasht area of Sibi district in central Balochistan.

The oil tanker was destroyed and a driver was injured, reports said.

NATO tankers and containers carrying logistics and fuel for the International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) operating in Afghanistan often come under attack in Pakistan. More than 300 NATO containers loaded with supply were destroyed since 2008.

Over 70 percent of NATO goods supplies and 40 percent of fuel are being shipped through trucks into the landlocked Afghanistan from the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi.


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