25 Feb '11, 4am

Four dead as militants blow up 11 NATO tankers

Four dead as militants blow up 11 NATO tankers

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Militants in northwestern Pakistan blew up at least 11 tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in neighbouring Afghanistan on Friday, and shot dead four people, police said. The rebels struck at a terminal on the outskirts of the city of Peshawar, which runs into Pakistan's lawless tribal belt. "More than two dozen militants entered the terminal and planted timed devices on 12 out of a total 18 fuel tankers parked at the terminal," senior police official Imtiaz Shah told AFP. He said 11 tankers were blown up while the device planted on one of the vehicles did not explode, and that the militants shot dead two guards and two drivers who resisted them. "Those who attacked the terminal were all militants but we don't know yet which group they belong to," Shah said. Another senior police official, Muhammad Ejaz, said the militants fled after blowing up the tan...

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