Three oil tankers set fire in NW Pakistan

08:24, July 14, 2010      

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Fire rages after NATO oil tanks were attacked by unknown militants in northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on July 13, 2010. At least three NATO oil tankers were burned and seven other vehicles were also set fire on the outskirts of Peshawar during the attack. (Xinhua Photo/Umar Qayyum)

Three NATO oil tankers got fire after firing by unknown militants in northwest Pakistan's city of Peshawar on Tuesday evening.

Seven vehicles were also set fire in the outskirts of Peshawar, the capital city of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, police sources said.

No casualty was reported so far.

Militants frequently attacked oil tankers and trucks bringing goods from the south port of Karachi for forces battling Taliban in Afghanistan.

The NATO and United States-led forces in landlocked Afghanistan are hugely dependent on Pakistan for their supplies and equipment. It was reported that around 70 percent of their supplies are transported through the neighboring country.

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