More Nato trucks burnt in Pakistan

At least eight trucks are set on fire and one driver killed in the Pakistani city of Quetta, police officials say.

    Armed men in Pakistan have burned up to eight tankers carrying fuel for Nato forces in Afghanistan, killing a lorry driver, according to Pakistani police.

    Shah Nawaz Khan, a police official, said on Wednesday that the attack, the latest on supply convoys since Pakistan closed a key border crossing to Nato forces last week, occurred in the parking lot of a roadside hotel on the outskirts of the southwest city of Quetta.

    The attacks have raised tensions already elevated by Pakistan's decision to close the Torkham crossing in an apparent protest against alleged Nato helicopter strikes on its territory. One of those strikes killed three Pakistani soldiers.

    The torched tankers are believed to have been on their way for a smaller border crossing that remains open.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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