4 NATO oil tankers go missing near Quetta-Chaman highway

Published: December 11, 2011

The trucks were on their way to Karachi when they went missing near Meezai Adda. PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: Four Nato oil tankers, along with their drivers, went missing near the Quetta-Chaman highway on Sunday, Express News reported.

Local levies officials have confirmed the incident.

Since the Nato supply blockade, Nato trucks were sent back to Karachi from the Chaman border. These four trucks were on their way to Karachi when they went missing near Meezai Adda.

Security forces have started a search operation in the area.

Earlier, at least 42 Nato oil tankers and containers were torched after armed men fired two rockets at them in the Kharotabad area of Quetta.

As many as 32 oil tankers and 10 containers, carrying fuel and military hardware for Nato forces in Afghanistan, were parked in a terminal on the Airport Road when a group of armed men fired two rockets, followed by intense firing.

According to reports, the armed men managed to flee from the scene after carrying out the attack.

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Reader Comments (1)

  • Dec 12, 2011 - 7:12PM

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, said USA does not pay for the fuel till they are delivered in Afghanistan. What does it mean ? Fuel supplier is Pakistan ? In that case fuel is for both military and civil use ?

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