Taliban attacks 40 more oil tankers, 1 killed

By Adnan Adil

2010-10-06

QUETTA – One man was killed and 40 tanker trucks were destroyed when Taliban attacked the vehicles near the Aktharabad bypass in Quetta October 6, media reported. The trucks were carrying oil and supplies to international forces in Afghanistan.

The attackers arrived in two vehicles and fired on more than 60 tankers and containers parked near the bypass, BBC Urdu reported. About 40 tankers caught fire and a driver was shot to death, Dawn reported.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility, saying it acted to avenge aerial strikes in the tribal belt, Express Tribune reported.

More than 6,000 containers of NATO supplies are parked throughout the country and require protection from militant attacks, an official of the All Pakistan Oil Tankers Owners Association said.

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