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Six Killed In Attack On NATO Supply Convoy In Pakistan

Pakistani officials say a convoy of NATO supply trucks has been hit by a deadly attack in the country’s northwest.

Jehangir Azam Wazir, a deputy district chief of Jamrud tribal area where the incident took place, said six people on the trucks were killed in the June 10 assault.

Wazir told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal that the attackers fired on the convoy with guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

A spokesman from Jaishi Asama (The Army of Osama), which emerged only last month, called reporters to claim responsibility for the attack.

Pakistan is a key transit route for the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan.

Islamabad and Washington have signed an agreement allowing NATO supply convoys to use the transit route from the Pakistani port city of Karachi to Afghanistan until the end of 2015.

With reporting by AFP and AP
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    RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

    Radio Mashaal was launched in January 2010 in order to counter a growing number of Islamic extremist radio stations in Pakistan's Northwest Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the border with Afghanistan.