Five oil tankers carrying fuel for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in Afghanistan were set on fire by unknown persons Friday in southwest Pakistan's Balochistan province, local TV channel reported.
One driver of an oil tanker was killed in the incident, the private TV Express reported.
Police sources said the fuel convoy, on way to Afghanistan from Karachi, the port city in southern Pakistan, was set on fire by unknown persons in Gattani area of district Bolan.
Police and law enforcement agencies have cordoned off the area but attackers managed to escape.
The NATO and U.S.-led forces in landlocked Afghanistan are hugely dependent on Pakistan for their supplies and equipment. It was reported that around 80 percent of their supplies are transported through the neighbouring country. Militants frequently attacked oil tankers and trucks bringing goods from Karachi for forces battling Taliban in Afghanistan.
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In: Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: ambush, mujahid, taliban, rpg, attack, mujahidin, shot, firefight, american, tanker, fuel, pakistan
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