Sunday, December 7, 2008

Afghan supplies torched in Pakistan


"A guard has been killed and scores of lorries set on fire in an attack on a Pakistani supply terminal used by Nato and US forces in Afghanistan.

Kashaf Alam, a police official, said around 30 suspected Taliban fighters attacked the terminal with rockets and guns early on Sunday near Peshawar city in the country's northwest.

The fire engulfed around 100 lorries and shipping containers.

Kifayatullah Khan, the terminal's manager, said 62 of the destroyed containers carried Humvees and other military vehicles for Western forces in Afghanistan.

He said his terminal only handled lorries carrying military supplies for Afghanistan......"

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