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Gunmen Attack NATO Supply Trucks in Pakistan

Paramilitary soldiers escort a convoy of trucks carrying supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan from Pakistan. (file photo)
Paramilitary soldiers escort a convoy of trucks carrying supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan from Pakistan. (file photo)
Gunmen in northwest Pakistan have attacked a convoy of container trucks carrying supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Officials said the attack on July 24 outside Jamrud town in the Khyber tribal district killed one driver and left another injured.

Officials said the attackers were riding a motorbike and escaped after the attack.

It is the first such attack since Pakistan reopened its border to NATO supply convoys three weeks ago after a seven-month blockade staged in protest at a NATO air raid that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers at a border post.

The Pakistani Taliban have threatened to attack NATO trucks and their drivers.

Islamist groups have also held large demonstrations against the resumption of supply lines.

NATO supplies have been frequently attacked in Pakistan since 2008.

Based on reporting by AFP and Radio Mashaal
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