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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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by: kafantaris from: USA
July 18, 2012 18:41
The Taliban just blew up 22 trucks and caused a four million dollar loss. It also caused more hardship to the ordinary people of Afghanistan.
Those who are cheering the destruction of our trucks with their vital cargo should note that we had left our roads in disrepair, our classrooms overcrowded and our fire departments empty to set aside money to rebuild the faraway places forsaken by others.
We don't mind the sacrifice to do this, but we do mind the ingratitude.
And we intend to do something about it -- not only against the Taliban savages, but also against all others who support them.
You can take that to the bank.

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