Balochistan unrest: NATO container attacked in Mach

The Afghanistan-bound oil tanker was on its way to Kandahar from Karachi when armed men opened fire at it.


Express July 29, 2011

QUETTA:


Unidentified armed men torched an oil tanker, carrying fuel for Nato forces stationed in Afghanistan, near Mach town in Kachhi district on Thursday, Levies officials said.

The Afghanistan-bound oil tanker was on its way to Kandahar from Karachi when armed men opened fire at it on the national highway near the Takri post area of Mach. “The assailants escaped after setting the tanker ablaze,” a levies official said, adding that no one was hurt in the attack. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Meanwhile, unidentified men blew up a 16-inch diameter gas pipeline in the Goth Noor Khan area


of Dera Allahyar. As a result, gas supply to Goth Nor Khan was suspended.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th,  2011.

COMMENTS (1)

asghar marwat | 10 years ago | Reply

With reference to the recent crisis in Baluchistan and special concern to quetta, it is my general open ion that in addition to the struggle for independence ,Target killing of Baloch leaders, Terrorism, Narrow nationalism leading to violence and other crimes like abduction/kidnapping etc. the situation there has become worse due to the recent wave of sectarianism that led many people dead it has become quiet difficult for govt. to control the situation without looking into all mentioned above factors.

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