Friday Jan 11, 201306:10 PM GMT
Rockets strike nine NATO oil tankers in southwest Pakistan
NATO fuel tankers burn after an attack in the Mastung district of Pakistan’s Balochistan Province. (File photo)
NATO fuel tankers burn after an attack in the Mastung district of Pakistan’s Balochistan Province. (File photo)
Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:3PM
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At least nine NATO fuel tankers have been struck by a rocket attack in Pakistan’s southwestern province of Balochistan, Press TV reports.


The rockets targeted a NATO supply terminal on Friday in the Hazar Ganji area in the provincial capital of Quetta.

Two people were killed in the attack and three others were wounded.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack on the oil tankers which were bound for the US-led foreign forces stationed in neighboring Afghanistan.

Pakistan has experienced unrelenting violence since the country joined an alliance with the United States in Washington’s so-called war on terror.

Thousands of people have subsequently lost their lives in bombings and other attacks. The violence has seen a sharp rise since late 2009.

On Thursday alone, more than 120 people lost their lives in separate bombings in Quetta and northwestern Swat valley district, which marked one of the deadliest days in Pakistan over the past few years.

NK/MRS/HMV
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