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Militants burn tankers in Pakistan


Source: | 04-23-2009 19:30

Dozens of militants armed with guns and petrol bombs attacked a truck terminal in northwestern Pakistan. They destroyed five tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Flames rise from NATO terminal after an alleged militants' attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, April 23, 2009. Dozens of militants armed with guns and gasoline bombs attacked the truck terminal in northwestern Pakistan Thursday and burned five tanker trucks carrying fuel to NATO troops in Afghanistan, police said.(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad) 
Flames rise from NATO terminal after an alleged militants'
attack in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, April 23, 2009. 
Dozens of militants armed with guns and gasoline bombs 
attacked the truck terminal in northwestern Pakistan Thursday
and burned five tanker trucks carrying fuel to NATO troops 
in Afghanistan, police said.(AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

NATO and US commanders are seeking alternative routes into landlocked Afghanistan amid the mounting assaults on the critical main supply line through Pakistan.

Police say militants attacked the truck depot near the city of Peshawar before dawn on Thursday, hurling petrol bombs which set fire to the five tankers. Several truckers drove their vehicles out of the terminal to save them.


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