NATO containers attacked in Balochistan

Published: December 8, 2013
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File photo shows a Nato truck on fire in an attack in Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

File photo shows a Nato truck on fire in an attack in Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

QUETTA: A group of armed men attacked two containers carrying relief goods for NATO in the Dhadar area of Balochistan on Sunday.

No one has claimed the responsibility for the attack.

According to local official of Balochistan Levies, two NATO containers were on their way to Afghanistan from Karachi when a group of assailants on motorbikes opened fire at them.

“They torched one of the containers and partially damaged another. One NATO container was completely gutted while fire tenders managed to save another from complete destruction,” Naib Teshildar of Balochistan said.

The attackers fled from the scene after setting the NATO containers on fire. No one was hurt in the attack.

Nato has started its exit from Afghanistan a few months ago. The route through Balochistan has become critical to Nato operations, as PTI-led activists set up unofficial checkpoints to block Nato supply routes in K-P since November 24, after a call by PTI chairman Imran Khan.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Adil Warraich
    Dec 8, 2013 - 10:19PM

    Yeahhh !! Now we’re Talking !!!Recommend

  • Shabbir
    Dec 8, 2013 - 10:21PM

    Good.
    US must feel the pressure.

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  • Last Word
    Dec 8, 2013 - 10:42PM

    The whole country is in flames, burning in sectarian and hatred fire so anything passing through the Pakistan will catch fire.

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  • Asad
    Dec 8, 2013 - 11:02PM

    PMLN trolls: Blame PTI now :)

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  • Syed A. Mateen
    Dec 8, 2013 - 11:33PM

    I am amazed that PTI sit-in is going on in KPK, whereas, the NATO containers are burnt in Baluchistan?Recommend

  • Imran
    Dec 9, 2013 - 2:09AM

    PTI love

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  • Abacond
    Dec 9, 2013 - 2:18AM

    Why would the US be such hardliners. They should realise that even though the federal government showcases double-standards, drones are extremely unpopular among the masses. They should work out other, more efficient ways of killing terrorists.Recommend

  • Eddied
    Dec 9, 2013 - 2:33AM

    NATO pays for the supplies after they are delivered…this means that it is Pakistani businessmen who will be paying for the damage to the trucks???another stupid effort by ignorant PTI followers who are doing nothing to help their country…

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  • waqas
    Dec 9, 2013 - 4:48AM

    @Eddied:
    seriously NATO pay for supplies which have been sent by NATO to NATO
    no businessman is effected in that its the loss of NATO and obviously these trucks would be insured

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  • muhammad
    Dec 9, 2013 - 6:46AM

    previous governments of Mushrraf, Zardari and present Govt of Sharif is at fault. There should have been an open discussion/ even a referendum is warranted whether to use drones as a tool against terrorists or not. It is obvious that the some powerful elements in establishment favor drone attacks.

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  • Taimoor
    Dec 9, 2013 - 7:18AM

    PROTECT THOSE CONTAINERS, without them Pakistan is dead.

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  • MAD
    Dec 9, 2013 - 2:35PM

    @Eddied: There is no PTI in Balochistan.

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