14 NATO oil tankers set on fire in south
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.
A Pakistani firefighter tries to douse burning oil tankers that were torched by militants in the southwest.