NATO containers attacked in Jamrud

Attackers also kidnap two drivers after killing two

PESHAWAR – Dozens of assailants attacked NATO containers in the Wazir Dhand area of Jamrud in the tribal areas on Monday, killing two drivers, private TV channel quoted security officials as saying.

Gunmen attacked three container trucks carrying NATO supplies en route to Afghanistan, killing two people, the officials said. Two other drivers were kidnapped by the attackers, the channel reported. It was reported that there were more than 20 assailants who fired at the NATO trucks and later set the containers on fire.

“The three container trucks were on their way to Afghanistan when gunmen opened fire at them in Wazir Dhand area, killing two drivers and wounding two others,” senior government official Ali Sher told AFP. He said two of the drivers were missing since the incident and it was not clear if they had escaped or if militants had kidnapped them.

Another local official also confirmed the incident and said the attackers had fled. A doctor at the government-run hospital in Jamrud said two bodies and two injured were bought to the hospital. “One of the injured was in critical condition and he has been shifted to Peshawar for further treatment” he said requesting not to be named.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack as of yet. The fresh attack on NATO containers is not the first time the trucks have come under attack. NATO vehicles are frequently targeted by militants while carrying goods to and from Afghanistan. Pakistan is a major transit supply route for the NATO mission in landlocked Afghanistan.

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