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Nato lorries attacked in Pakistan

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Gunmen in the Pakistani city of Karachi have attacked vehicles taking supplies to Nato forces in Afghanistan.

The lorries had been attacked with guns and grenades on a main highway on the outskirts of Karachi, a police official told the Associated Press news agency.

Suspected militants frequently target Nato supply vehicles travelling through north-western Pakistan.

Correspondents say such attacks have been rare in the south, but Taliban influence in Karachi could be rising.

Nato supplies arrive at Karachi's port, from where they are transported to Afghanistan either via the Peshawar or the Quetta regions.

On 28 December, dozens of people were killed when a bomb targeted a Shia Muslim march in Karachi.

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