QUETTA: At least 42 oil tankers and containers carrying goods for Nato and US troops in Afghanistan came under rocket attack in the Kharotabad area of the provincial capital on Thursday night.
About 29 oil tankers and 15 containers had been parked in the local terminal at Kharotabad when they were attacked. Police said that the oil tankers and containers caught fire when unknown armed men fired two rockets and subsequently gunfire targeting the oil tankers. All of sudden the oil tankers caught fire and were destroyed. However, the fire fighters saved two containers, sources added.
Reports said that a caravan of some 44 oil tankers and containers had been parked in the parking area of a local terminal in Kharotabad, since Pakistan had closed its borders for the Nato supply to Afghanistan after Nato’s attack in Mohmand Agency, which had claimed the lives of 24 Pakistani soldiers on Nov 26. At about 8:30 pm unknown armed men attacked the terminals with rockets and gunfire.
Догадайтесь, упоминалось ли это в ведущих новостных программах американского телевидения.