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Pakistani Gunmen Torch NATO Cargo Again

Smoke rises past residents standing on the wall of a truck terminal where NATO fuel tankers were set ablaze in Quetta on December 9.
Smoke rises past residents standing on the wall of a truck terminal where NATO fuel tankers were set ablaze in Quetta on December 9.
Local police said gunmen in southwestern Pakistan attacked a NATO supply convoy, killing one truck driver.

A senior police official, Inayat Bugti, said about eight gunmen approached the convoy on motorcycles in the Bolan district of Baluchistan Province late on December 11, ordering it to stop and then firing on the tankers.

The convoy was attacked while returning to the port city of Karachi from the Afghan border, which Pakistan has closed to NATO supplies after NATO air strikes on November 26 killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

The closing of NATO's supply routes through Pakistan has left hundreds of NATO oil tankers and trucks stranded and exposed to militant attacks.

The incident in Bolan follows an attack by gunmen on December 8, when 34 trucks were destroyed in Quetta.

compiled from agency reports
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by: pat j from: london
December 12, 2011 10:47
let's leave afganistan and pakistan and let them continue to fight all kill each other instead, just like they always have. we are wasting so much money in aid and in wars that could be used back home.
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by: PragueGuy from: Prague
December 12, 2011 14:51
I hate to admit it but I do agree with Pat - as cold hearted as it sounds. Other than a very large loss of life and the loss of our treasure, we (the West) have not accomplished much as these places will not change until they decide to change - which is not likely to happen.

I do not have an answer for these 3rd world hell-holes, and unfortunately there are many very good folks living in these countries who will pay the ultimate price.

I believe that we went in to Iraq and Afghanistan with noble intentions, but it will take something that we have yet to discover that will change these places. I am also concerned that the much hailed Arab People Powers are going to produce more radicalized states that do not really understand the concept of a peaceful and democratic society. As Pat pointed out - one thing is for sure, they will continue to fight and kill each other.
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by: HASSAN AHMED from: PAKISTAn
December 12, 2011 17:32
JUST GET LOST FROM HERE.
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by: PragueGuy from: Prague
December 13, 2011 07:59
So Mr. Ahmed, when you say, "Just get lost from here," what is your point? Are you offended because we point out, "they will continue to fight and kill each other" which is almost a guarantee; or that you want the West to leave or stay? What is your point with that statement? Or is it that you have no point and are just another person mad at the world?

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