Taliban loot seven trucks of bomb-making chemical fertilizers in Swat

April 26th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Islamabad, Apr.16 (ANI): Heavily armed Taliban gunmen have looted at least seven trucks of chemical fertilizer used in making bombs in the Swat Valley, a report by the BBC claims.

According to the security officials, Taliban looted the vehicles loaded with ‘ammonium nitrate’ in Chahar Bagh and Guli Bagh areas of the Valley.

Security officials said the extremists use the chemical for making bombs.

One of the truck drivers, Muhammad Javed, whose truck was also looted, said that the Taliban gunmen, while taking the truck under their captivity said that they belonged to the government so they were ‘authorised’ to do so.

Javed said that after unloading the trucks, which contained over 400 bags of ammonium nitrate each, the gunmen allowed all the drivers to flee. (ANI)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Posted in South Asia |