Police: Gunmen burn 4 NATO oil tankers in Pakistan

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 6, 2010 05:32




Pakistan — Police said gunmen in Pakistan torched four tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan on Wednesday. The attackers also killed a truck driver.

The assault was the latest on supply convoys heading for Afghanistan since Pakistan shut a key border crossing to international forces last week.

Police official Shah Nawaz Khan says the attack occurred in the parking area of a roadside hotel on the outskirts of the southwest city of Quetta.

The attacks have raised tensions already elevated by Pakistan's decision to close the Torkham crossing in apparent reaction to alleged NATO helicopter strikes on its territory. One of those strikes killed three Pakistani soldiers.


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