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16 killed in NATO fuel tanker blast in Pakistan

LANDIKOTAL, Pakistan - At least 16 people were killed early on Saturday when an explosion in northwest Pakistan hit a truck carrying fuel supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, officials said.

LANDIKOTAL, Pakistan - At least 16 people were killed early on Saturday when an explosion in northwest Pakistan hit a truck carrying fuel supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, officials said.
"The tanker was on fire because of a blast late in the night. There was another blast early in the morning in the same tanker and 16 people who gathered near it to collect oil were killed," a senior local administration official told Reuters.Police officials said the first blast was caused by a bomb. Taliban militants seeking to topple the US-backed Pakistani government often claim responsibility for such attacks.
Pakistan has seen a surge in militant violence since US special forces killed Osama bin Laden in his compound not far from the capital Islamabad this month.
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