NATO supply tanker attacked in northwest Pakistan

February 21st, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Feb 21 (Xinhua) A NATO supply tanker was attacked by militants in northwest Pakistan, a media report said Saturday.
This is the latest attack on a NATO supply route in Pakistan. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, the report said without giving any further details.

Nearly 75 percent of the supplies for US and NATO troops in Afghanistan currently travel through Pakistan. The supply route has been under increasing attacks of late.

The US and NATO troops have been trying to find an alternate route for supplies to Afghanistan after an airbase used by the troops in Kyrgyzstan was ordered to close.

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