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Nato fuel tankers attacked in Pakistan

2011-12-08 21:05

Quetta - Pakistani police say assailants have fired rockets at tankers carrying fuel for US-led troops in Afghanistan, setting at least 10 vehicles on fire.

The attack on Thursday was the first since Pakistan closed the border for trucks carrying Afghan war supplies to protest a November 26 Nato airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani troops on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

Police officer Hamid Shakil says the tanker attack took place at a roadside terminal close to the southwestern city of Quetta.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.