Taliban torch 40 NATO oil tankersAccording to local authorities in western Farah province of Afghanistan, Taliban militants torched at least 40 oil tankers which was carrying fuel supply for the NATO troops in this province.

The officials further added that the incident took place late Tuesday evening in Farah Rud area of Bala Buluk district, leaving at least six people dead.

Provincial governor spokesman, Abdul Rahman Zhwandai confirming the report said the incident took place after Taliban militants attacked a convoy of the NATO fuel supply which was parked in a parking area.

Mr. Zhwandai further added that six truck drivers were killed following the attack, and at least 40 oil tankers were completely damaged following the attack.

He said at least 10 others were also injured following the attack. Taliban militants group claimed responsibility behind the incident.

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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.