Thursday, December 08, 2011 – According to Pakistani security officials, at least 20 truck carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan were torched on Thursday following a rocket attack on a NATO trucking terminal in Quetta, Pakistan.

Malik Arshad, a senior Pakistan police official quoted by AFP said, unknown gunmen fired bullets and a rocket at the Nato oil tankers and the ensuing blaze engulfed 15 to 20 vehicles.

The source further added, we do not know about any casualties yet because the blaze is so huge.

This is first major attack on NATO supplies since Islamabad closed the border to protest coalition airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani troops last month.

Pakistan closed both its border crossings into Afghanistan for trucks carrying NATO war supplies on Nov. 26, hours after airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition killed 24 Pakistani troops on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. U.S. and NATO officials have said the incident was a mistake, and have pledged to investigate.

No group have so far claimed responsibility behind the incident.

Pakistan’s Tehrek-e-Taliban and al Qaeda militants in the past have attacked the NATO supplies  in the northwest and southwest regions of Pakistan.


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    Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.