Tuesday, September 06, 2011 – According to local authorities in eastern Afghanistan, at least four oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO-led International forces in Afghanistan were torched by the Taliban militants in Mohammad Agha district of eastern Logar province.
The officials further added, the incident took place after a number of Taliban militants attacked the oil tankers which were carrying fuel for the NATO forces based in the area.
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Taliban militants, Zabiullah Mujahid claimed, their fighters destroyed at least six oil tankers, carrying fuel for the NATO forces.
The officials said, there were no human casualties as a result of the inident.
The majority of supplies for the NATO-led international forces are carried out through Pakistan, which has frequently been targeted by the Pakistani Taliban movement.
The alternative option for the NATO forces supplies in Afghanistan is considered to be from the northern regions through Russian Federation, which is believed to be more costly as compared to Pakistan.
On the other hand, Taliban insurgency have also escalated in northern regions of Afghanistan, mainly in northern Baghlan province, carrying out attacks on Afghan and international forces.
In the latest incident, a suicide bomber was killed by Afghan security forces before he reaches his target to attack a governmental building in Pul-e-Khumri city of Baghlan province, late Monday evening.