Pak forces retrieve 15 NATO supply trucks hijacked by Taliban

November 11th, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Nov 11 (ANI): Pakistani security forces retrieved all the 15 trucks which were hijacked by the Taliban earlier on Monday while they were en route to Afghanistan to deliver goods to US-led coalition forces.

At least two Taliban fighters were killed in the operation carried out to retrieve the trucks. We have successfully recovered all the trucks … two militants were killed and five wounded in the operation, a foreign news agency report quoted official Rahat Khan as saying.

13 of the trucks contained wheat and two were carrying military vehicles. The trucks were seized at four places along a road leading to the Afghan border, the Daily Times quoted official sources as saying.

About 60 masked gunmen popped up on the road and took away the trucks. Not a single shot was fired, an official said.

A military offensive followed the hijacking, with two gunship helicopters targeting Godar, Saurkamar and Varmado Mela areas of Jamrud. (ANI)

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