14 NATO oil tankers set on fire in south

The Washington Post Sunday - - THE WORLD -

Gun­men at­tacked tankers car­ry­ing fuel for U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan as the ve­hi­cles sat parked at a road­side res­tau­rant in south­west­ern Pak­istan on Satur­day, set­ting 14 of them ablaze, of­fi­cials said.

The Pak­istani Tal­iban as­serted re­spon­si­bil­ity for the as­sault, which also left one driver in­jured.

Is­lamist mil­i­tants and crim­i­nals in Pak­istan fre­quently at­tack trucks car­ry­ing sup­plies for U.S. and NATO troops. The sup­plies typ­i­cally ar­rive in Pak­istan’s south­ern port city of Karachi and travel across land to neigh­bor­ing Afghanistan.

The lat­est at­tack oc­curred in the Dera Mu­rad Ja­mali area of Baluchis­tan prov­ince.

FIDA HUS­SAIN/ AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

A Pak­istani fire­fighter tries to douse burn­ing oil tankers that were torched by mil­i­tants in the south­west.

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