Militants in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan have torched two oil tankers bound for US-led NATO soldiers in neighboring Afghanistan, Press TV reported. The incident occurred on Friday when gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on NATO fuel containers in Dasht area in the Mastung district. The tankers were on the Quetta-Sibi highway when they came under fire.
There were no immediate reports of fatalities from the attack, which local officials blamed on Pakistan's pro-Taliban militants.Militants in Pakistan have destroyed hundreds of oil tankers and containers carrying fuel and other supplies to foreign forces in Afghanistan. Pakistan has experienced relentless violence and numerous militant attacks since 2001, when the country joined an alliance with the United States in Washington's so-called war on terror. NK/MRS/JR