27 NATO oil tankers burnt following rocket attack in S. Pakistan

12:16, October 01, 2010      

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A NATO convoy was attacked by rockets near Shikarpur, a city in the northern part of Pakistan's Sindh province and 27 oil tankers of the convoy were burnt near petrol stations following the attack, reported local media on Friday morning.

According to the report, two persons were injured and three other private vehicles were also burnt during the attack which took place at about 2:00 am this morning when some 20 militants opened fired and fired rockets at the convoy parking nearby two petrol stations while on its way from Karachi to Afghanistan.

Following the attack, rangers, a special task force of Pakistani army, have cordoned off the area and efforts to put off the fire by fire brigades are still underway, said District Police Officer Abdul Hameed, adding that it will take at least two hours to extinguish the fire.

The attack could be related to recent NATO air strikes within Pakistan's territory in which a number of people including at least three Pakistani troops were killed.



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