Thursday, October 23, 2014


Afghanistan

Taliban Hits NATO Fuel Trucks In Afghanistan, Killing One Officer

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One police officer is dead after Taliban suicide bombers attacked NATO fuel trucks in Afghanistan near the Pakistani border.

The officer died in a gunbattle that followed the attack on December 18 near the Torkham border crossing in Nangarhar Province, a key NATO supply route.

Police say suicide bombers detonated a car at the gate of the parking lot of the NATO outpost.

The blast ignited a fire that destroyed several of the tankers.

Attackers dressed in Afghan Army uniforms then stormed the compound.

All of the attackers were killed.

A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the attack.

The incident came a day after six NATO troops -- believed to be American -- were killed in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.


Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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