Six NATO oil tankers charred on Peshawar outskirts

April 10th, 2009 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Peshawar, Apr.10 (ANI): At least six oil tankers, used for supplying fuel to NATO troops in Afghanistan, were reportedly destroyed on Friday by suspected Taliban fighters in Chamkani region here.

According to The News, unidentified militants blasted an oil tanker loaded with highly inflammable fuels.

The blast triggered a massive blaze which engulfed six out the thirty-five tankers parked there.

The fire was brought under control by the Pakistan Air Force fire tenders after local fire fighters failed to contain the flames.

Special chemicals were used to extinguish the raging flames, a security official informed.

Several NATO supply trucks have been destroyed in the recent past in similar incidents in the region.(ANI)

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