Balochistan ambush: Five NATO containers torched

Deputy Commissioner says none of the drivers were injured.


Mohammad Zafar/afp April 02, 2013
PHOTO: AFP

QUETTA:


Four masked gunmen attacked a convoy of Nato containers on the National Highway in Bolan district, setting at least five on them on fire, officials said.


Bolan Deputy Commissioner Sayed Waheed Shah told The Express Tribune that a convoy of around 40 Nato containers was en route to Karachi from Chaman when unidentified men riding on two motorcycles opened fire on it.

They forced them the convoy to stop and then doused them in petrol to set them on fire, according to AFP.

“Five trucks were carrying Nato equipment back. Gunmen first fired on the first vehicle and then sprinkled petrol on all of them,” Iftikhar Bugti, a senior government official told AFP by telephone.

“All five trucks have been almost completely destroyed,” Bugti said. One driver was slightly injured in the attack, he added.

However, Deputy Commissioner Shah said none of the drivers were injured. He added that the assailants attacked from the front side of the convoy and that the drivers had run off.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 2nd, 2013.

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