Poor security made NATO logistics insecureDecember 24th, 2008 - 7:22 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec. 24 (ANI): Inadequate security measures on the NATO logistic supply route has resulted in attacks by the militants in the North West Frontier Province of pakistan.
The central and the state governments have deployed fresh contingents of police and Frontier Constabulary, while military vehicles started patrolling the Ring Road after the recent attacks on terminals, The News reported.
The six attacks between December 1 and December 13 had destroyed containers that contained, trans-shipping ammunition, fuel, foodstuff and other goods for the US-led NATO forces, fighting against Taliban in Afghanistan.
The loss was estimated to be in billions of rupees.
Despite NWFP governments security beef-up claims, no extraordinary security could be seen outside these parking bays located on both sides of the road, right from Hazarkhwani to Pishtakhara, reported The News.
However, during the night, one patrolling team was found. We are making efforts to ensure security to these parking lots within our limited resources. So far our strategy is going well, the Chief of the patrolling team said.
He added that there was a major negligence on the part of the contractors and terminals owners. Still hundreds of containers were lying on roadside in the open fields.
Some of these containers had millions of rupees goods inside and they can be attacked even from a moving vehicle. No properly trained security guards have been hired to secure the valuable supplies.
Residents of NWFP are equally horrified after the attacks. My entire family is worried about the security. Where can we shift in a situation when cantonment is being attacked with rockets while the rest of the areas are vulnerable for kidnapping or other criminal incidents, Javed Khan, a resident of Dir Colony, remarked. (ANI)
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