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.
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