Gunmen kill Nato driver in Pakistan

2013-05-16 11:00
(File, AP)

(File, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Peshawar - Gunmen on Thursday killed the driver of a Nato supply truck driving through northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, local officials said.

The shooting took place in the Jamrud area of Khyber, one of seven districts that make up Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt where Taliban and Islamist militants are active.

"Two gunmen on a motorcycle fired at a Nato truck and killed its driver," local government official Asmatullah Wazir said.

Local intelligence and health officials confirmed the killing, for which there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Pakistan is a key transit route for the Nato mission in landlocked Afghanistan, from where it is driven to the border from the Arabian Sea port of Karachi.

Incoming Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who claimed victory in last week's general election, has promised Pakistan's "full support" as the United States withdraws most of its combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year.

From November 2011 to July 2012, Pakistan shut its Afghan border to overland Nato traffic after botched US air raids that killed 24 Pakistani troops.

Pakistan and the United States have signed a deal allowing Nato convoys to travel into Afghanistan until the end of 2015.

Read more on:    nato  |  nawaz sharif  |  pakistan  |  pakistan attacks

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.