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Militants torch NATO tanker in Pakistan
Sat, 30 Apr 2011 14:19:45 GMT
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Pro-Taliban militants in the violent Northwestern Pakistan have destroyed yet another NATO truck heading to neighboring Afghanistan, officials say.

According to Pakistani officials the fuel tanker came under attack in the northwestern city of Peshawar, a Press TV correspondent reported on Saturday.

Police say militants opened fire on the truck and set it ablaze. Another container parked nearby was also damaged in the heavy fire.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Militants have routinely attacked NATO containers in northwest and southwest Pakistan for the past three years.

They have destroyed several hundred containers in the process.

The attacks have prompted US officials to seek alternative routes for the supplies bound for the foreign troops in Afghanistan.

Violence has been increasing in Pakistan's northwest tribal belt following the 2001 US-led invasion of neighboring Afghanistan.

A series of bombings as well as other attacks have claimed thousands of lives across Pakistan over the past four years.

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