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Nato tankers attacked in Pakistan

A tanker carrying fuel for Nato forces in Afghanistan was attacked by militants in Pakistan on July 13, 2009.
Nato supply trucks are regularly attacked in Pakistan

Militants in north-west Pakistan have destroyed two tankers carrying fuel for Nato forces in Afghanistan in two separate attacks.

In the first attack, a bomb hit a tanker in Jamrud in the Khyber tribal region. The owner of a nearby grocery store died in the resulting fire.

The second bomb damaged a tanker in Khyber's Landi Kotal area.

The Taliban regularly carry out attacks on trucks ferrying supplies for Nato in the North West Frontier Province .

The Khyber Pass road which passes through the area serves as a crucial supply line for Nato and US troops based in Afghanistan.

Since September last year, the Taliban in Pakistan have targeted vehicles carrying supplies for foreign forces in Afghanistan.

They have hijacked lorries, stolen their cargo and kidnapped their drivers.

Scores of containers with supplies intended for Afghanistan have also been destroyed.

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