NATO tanker destroyed in bomb explosion in Khyber, supply suspended

January 3rd, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI  

Peshawar, Jan 3(ANI): A NATO oil tanker was destroyed completely in a bomb explosion in Pakistan’s Khyber Agency, however, no casualties have been reported.

According to security authorities, the oil tanker was heading towards Torkham border from Peshawar via Pak-Afghan border highway on Monday morning.

The explosion took place at Ali Masjid area of Jamrud district in Khyber Agency, the Dawn reports.

Following the blast, the Pak-Afghan border highway was blocked completely with a massive traffic pile-up, resulting in NATO supply suspension.

Meanwhile, security forces started a search operation after surrounding the area.

Supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan are sent through Chaman and Torkham road networks in Pakistan. (ANI)

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