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23 NATO Supply Trucks Reportedly Destroyed In Afghanistan


Reports say the trucks that were destroyed had been transporting fuel from Uzbekistan. (file photo)

Reports say the trucks that were destroyed had been transporting fuel from Uzbekistan. (file photo)

Officials in northern Afghanistan say militants have destroyed 23 fuel tankers and trucks that were supplying NATO-led forces in Afghanistan.

Khalil Andarabi, security chief of the northern province of Samangan, told RFER/RL that 19 of the destroyed vehicles were thought to be fuel tankers.

The security chief said at least one of the drivers was injured.

It was not immediately clear what happened to the other drivers.

The trucks were parked in the Rabatak area of Samangan Province, where the drivers had stopped to rest, when they were attacked.

The Associated Press reports that the tankers were transporting fuel south into Afghanistan from neighboring Uzbekistan.

Earlier this week, three NATO supply trucks were destroyed by militants in Wardak Province to the west of Kabul.

Based on reporting by AP and RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan

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