WebExPk Affordable Hosting

Monday, August 22, 2011

19 NATO tankers set ablaze in Dasht

DASHT : At least 19 oil tankers were set fire when some unidentified miscreants opened fires on NATO suppliers near Dasht on Monday.

Police said that miscreants attacked the tanker carrying oil for NATO troops stationed in Afghanistan near Dasht area of Mastang district of Baluchistan. The tanker caught fire as a result of gunshots.

Police cordon off the entire area and started search for the miscreants. Currently about 70 percent of the NATO supplies are shipped into Afghanistan through two border ports in Pakistan, namely the Chaman port in Balochistan and the Torkham port in Khyber Agency in northwest Pakistan.

Attacks on NATO supplier containers are common in Northwest and Southwest Pakistan where militants have destroyed hundreds oil tankers and other equipments to be supplied to US led NATO troops engaged in war against Taliban in neighboring war-turn Afghanistan.

No comments:

Post a Comment