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Bomb destroys 16 NATO tankers in Pakistan
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A bomb destroyed at least 16 tankers on Saturday carrying fuel for NATO troops in neighbouring Afghanistan, Pakistan police said, the latest in a string of attempts to disrupt supplies.

A total of 28 NATO oil tankers were parked at a terminal on the outskirts of Peshawar, the main city in Pakistan's northwest, at the time of the explosion, which triggered a fire that engulfed 16 of the vehicles.

"We are trying to move away other oil tankers. We are not clear whether the bomb was planted in the terminal or with a tanker," police official Khurshid Khan told AFP from the site. "Sixteen tankers were completely destroyed."

There were no reports of any casualties, he added.

Mohammad Ijaz Khan, another senior police officer in Peshawar, said fire fighters were frantically trying to control the blaze. He said three explosions were heard before the fire swept through the parked tankers.

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Added: Aug-7-2011 Occurred On: Aug-7-2011
By: Snusmumrikken
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Afghanistan
Tags: Afghanistan, Pakistan, NATO
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