Pakistani fire fighters extinguish NATO trucks fire after 5 hours

13:08, June 09, 2010      

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At least six were killed, five injured when 10 to 12 unknown gunmen reportedly attacked 50 NATO tankers carrying oil and other essentials for supply in Afghanistan near Islamabad early morning on June 9, 2010. (Xinhua/AFP Photo)

Fire fighters have succeeded to extinguish the fire set on NATO supplies trucks by suspected militants at a terminal near the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on late Tuesday night.

Fire fighters were called from Islamabad and the garrison city of Rawalpindi to control the fire and they succeeded to control blaze after five-hour efforts, officials said.

Islamabad police chief Kalim Imam said that six people were killed while six others injured when a group of gunmen fired and then torched tankers and containers carrying supplies and oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The attack took place in a parking lot at Tarnol area, some 50 kilometers southwest of Islamabad, at around 11:30 p.m. local time.

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