01 Apr '11, 6am

Three guards beheaded at NATO terminal in Pakistan

Three guards beheaded at NATO terminal in Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Militants early Friday beheaded three security guards at a NATO truck terminal and damaged 10 oil tankers in a restive Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said. The murders took place at the NATO supply vehicle hub in Landi Kotal, a town in the restive Khyber tribal district where the bulk of supplies destined for foreign troops in Afghanistan pass through. "Early Friday we found the beheaded bodies of three security guards from the NATO trucking terminal," tribal administration official Iqbal Khan Khattak told AFP. "The attackers also damaged 10 oil tankers with mortars and small arms fire, but there was no blaze as the tankers were empty and had returned from Afghanistan after delivering supplies," Khattak said. The drivers had parked up at the terminal on their return journey to stay overnight in nearby hotels, he said. "It is the work of th...

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