2 NATO oil tankers torched in Pakistan's Balochistan province

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At least two NATO oil tankers were torched near Chaman in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan on Monday morning, reported local media.

The incident happened at around 8 a.m. (local time) Monday at the border area of Spin Boldak near Chaman, a city in the northern part of Balochistan, which borders Afghanistan, when some unknown gunmen attacked the NATO oil tankers and set them on fire.

Police sources said they had arrived at the scene shortly after the attack was reported and firemen were still trying to extinguish the fire.

No people were killed in the attack as the drivers ran out of the trucks carrying oil tanks, said police, adding the attackers had run away.

So far no organizations have claimed responsibility for the attack.

This is the sixth attack targeted at the NATO supply convoy in Pakistan since this month.

On June 8, terrorists attacked a NATO supply convoy at a parking lot near Islamabad and over 60 NATO supply trucks, mostly oil tanker carriers, were destroyed and about eight people died in the attack.

The June 8 incident was followed by another four attacks on NATO supply convoy, one in Khuzdar on June 10, leaving one NATO truck burnt; the second in Quetta on June 12, leaving one NATO oil tanker seriously damaged; the third in Chaman on June 15, leaving a NATO oil tanker destroyed; and the fourth in Peshawar about a week ago, in which three NATO oil tankers were burnt.

The frequent attacks on the NATO supply convoy in Pakistan has forced NATO to decide in mid-June on opening another new logistic route from the north into Afghanistan through central Asian countries. However, local analysts say the northern route is neither feasible nor effective due to the rough terrain and weather there. So far Pakistan is still the shortest route for NATO supplies for their troops in Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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