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Supply Trucks Set Alight At NATO Terminal In Pakistan


NATO Supply Trucks Attacked In Pakistan
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Some 15 to 20 trucks caught fire after a rocket struck a NATO trucking terminal in the city of Quetta in Pakistan's Baluchistan Province. Police said unknown gunmen also fired at the site. RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal

Pakistani police say as many as 20 trucks were ablaze after a rocket attack on a NATO trucking terminal in the southwestern city of Quetta in Baluchistan Province.

Senior police official Malik Arshad said unknown gunmen fired bullets and a rocket at the NATO oil tankers and the ensuing blaze engulfed 15 to 20 vehicles.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban have in the past said they carried out similar attacks to disrupt supplies for the more than 130,000 U.S.-led international troops fighting in Afghanistan.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Most supplies and equipment required by foreign forces in Afghanistan are usually shipped through Pakistan, although U.S. troops increasingly use alternative routes through Central Asia.

compiled from agency reports