Gunmen torch 29 more NATO oil tankers in Pakistan

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October 9, 2010 07:40

 
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QUETTA, Pakistan – Gunmen armed with a rocket torched 29 NATO oil tankers in southwestern Pakistan before dawn Saturday, the latest attack on the supply line for international troops in Afghanistan since a key border crossing was closed in a dispute with the US.

Local government official Abdul Mateen said Saturday's attack occurred in the area of Mithri, about 120 miles (200 kilometers) east of Quetta, the capital of Baluchistan province. He said the attackers used guns and fired a rocket to destroy the tankers.

"We are facing problems in extinguishing the fire," he said.

At least 10 gunmen were involved in the attack, police official Jamil Khan said. The oil tankers were parked near a roadside restaurant.

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