NATO container torched in Jamrud

PESHAWAR – Gunmen on Saturday intercepted three container trucks carrying NATO supplies en route to Afghanistan in the Khyber tribal region and torched one of them, officials said.

The incident happened near Jamrud area of Khyber, one of seven districts that make up Pakistan's semi-autonomous tribal belt, as they were on their way to Afghanistan. “At least five gunmen intercepted the trucks and later torched one of them after asking their drivers and helpers to get down,” said Ali Sher, a senior local official.

A local intelligence official also confirmed the incident. Pakistan is a major transit supply route for the Nato mission in landlocked Afghanistan. No group has admitted responsibility. Trucks travelling through Pakistan to supply US-led forces have frequently been attacked.


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