NATO Tankers Ablaze in Pakistan
NATO tankers ablaze in Pakistan.
An explosion destroys twelve trucks and about a dozen containers carrying fuel and other supplies for NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan at a terminal near the northwestern city of Peshawar.
There are no reports of casualties. Police say they are investigating the incident.
An eyewitness describes what he saw.
"I was at my house. Around 8 p.m., a loud explosion was heard at our village. I rushed out of my house.Then I came to know that an explosion has taken place in the terminal at Ring road and a big fire has erupted."
Militants, battling Pakistani troops in the northwest, have frequently targeted NATO supplies that pass through Pakistan.
Routes through Pakistan carry about 40 percent of supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan.