Wednesday Sep 19, 201202:12 PM GMT
Taliban destroy 13 NATO fuel tankers in southern Afghanistan
An Afghan police near a destroyed NATO oil tanker on April  6, 2012.
An Afghan police near a destroyed NATO oil tanker on April 6, 2012.
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:1PM
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Taliban militants have destroyed at least 13 NATO supply fuel tankers in Afghanistan’s southern Zabul Province, leaving one person injured, Press TV reports.


The incident took place late Tuesday, in the town of Shahr-e Safa.

Shahr-e Safa official, Shadi Khan says such attacks are usually seen when the tankers travel without Afghan approval.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

Trucks carrying supplies from Pakistan to the US-led forces deployed in Afghanistan come under frequent attacks in the country.

On Monday, an Afghan soldier opened fire on a NATO vehicle in the southern province of Helmand.

Earlier this week, NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) restricted joint operations with Afghan forces following a rise in the number of “green on blue”attacks.

The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. However, more than a decade into the invasion, insecurity continues to rise across the war-torn country.

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