27 NATO fuel tankers torched at Shikarpur day after ISAF air strike on Pak soldiers

October 1st, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI  

Shikarpur, Oct 1 (ANI): A day after three Pakistani army men were reportedly killed in a cross-border ISAF air strike, over 27 oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan, and another three vehicles were torched in southern Pakistan, resulting in injuries to two men, after some unidentified assailants fired rockets at the convoy.

Confirming the rocket attacks, NATO sources said that the ambush took place near Shikarpur Super Highway, where over 30 fuel tankers belonging to NATO and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) were parked at a fuel station, The News reported.

According to witnesses, around 2am, unknown miscreants unleashed the rocket assault, which engulfed 27 tankers laden with highly inflammable fuel, and three vehicles parked nearby. Two unknown civilians were also burnt in the onslaught.

DCO Saeed Ahmed informed that about 20 men were behind the attack, adding that the “Shikarpur police have placed a stern cordon around district.”

He revealed that the supply tankers, en-route to Afghanistan, were parked at a gas station for fuelling, when the ambush occurred.

“Fire tenders have arrived on the site and rescue efforts have got underway”, he said. (ANI)

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