Another 2 NATO supply vehicles attacked in Pakistan

11:03, October 02, 2010      

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At least two people were killed following a rocket attack at two NATO supply vehicles Friday evening in Pakistan's southwest city of Khuzdar, reported local media.

According to the report, the incident took place at about 6:00 p.m. when some unknown militants fired rockets at two NATO trucks carrying supply goods such as oil and arms. The attackers fled the scene after the attack, said the report.

This is the second attack on NATO convoys in the country on Friday. Earlier this morning, some 20 militants fired rockets at a NATO convoy parking nearby two petrol stations outside the city of Shikarpur in Pakistan's southern province of Sindh, leaving at least 27 NATO oil tankers, three private vehicles completely burnt.

Friday's attacks on NATO convoys are believed to be directly related with the recent air strikes by the NATO forces within the Pakistani territory, during which at least three Pakistani troops were killed and another three injured.

The violation of the NATO forces of the Pakistani territory has caused a strong protest both from the Pakistani government and the Pakistani people. Local watchers believe more such attacks will be launched at NATO convoys in the country in the near future.

Currently nearly 70 percent of NATO supplies and 40 percent of its fuel are being shipped via Pakistan for some 160,000 US-led NATO troops in its neighboring country of Afghanistan.

Source: Xinhua


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