Taliban attack Peshawar terminal storing NATO suppliesDecember 13th, 2008 - 10:47 am ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec.13 (ANI): Another terminal storing supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan has been attacked by the Taliban with the help of rocket launchers.
Police officials told the Daily Times that there were no casualties or damage in the attack, but the NNI news agency said on Friday that a ”dozen or more” containers were destroyed after 10 rockets were fired at the terminal on Ring Road.
NNI said police had arrested five suspects and more arrests were likely.
Police have tightened security around the terminals on Peshawar’’s Ring Road, but those working at the terminals said the security was not sufficient.
Friday’’s incident was the fourth in a series of attacks targeting NATO supplies on Peshawar’’s Ring Road since the beginning of the month. So far, over 200 NATO supply-laden trucks have been destroyed.
According to Peshawar’’s police chief, Safwat Ghayur, personnel of the Frontier Corps, the Frontier Constabulary and police have jointly started guarding terminals.
Security forces are being deployed at key points in the area, instead of being positioned at every terminal along the road.
The police chief, however, refused to disclose the total number of troops.(ANI)