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Militants torch NATO trucks in Pakistan


Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:59PM
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Pakistani militants have torched tankers carrying supplies to the US-led foreign troops stationed in Afghanistan for the second time in less than 24 hours.

Police say the gunmen targeted two vehicles in Dasht Bado town in Pakistan’s southwestern Baluchistan province on Tuesday.

The attack comes a day after three NATO supply trucks were set on fire in the same province.

Two men riding a motorbike set fire to the tankers after “forcing the drivers and their helpers to leave,” Reuters quoted a police official as saying.

Dozens of NATO supply tankers and trucks have been set on fire in Pakistan this month.

Pro-Taliban militants usually claim responsibility for such attacks. They argue that the assaults are in retaliation for non-UN-sanctioned US drone strikes on Pakistan’s tribal region.

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan militants have stepped up attacks on convoys carrying supplies for US-led forces.

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