December 20th, 2010
10:43 AM ET

Militants attack two fuel tankers in Pakistan

NATO trucks driven by Pakistani drivers prepare to cross into Afghanistan in 2009.

Suspected militants set fire to oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces, a government official in the northwestern tribal region said Monday.

Arshad Khan, a senior government official of Khyber Agency, said militants fired rockets on a convoy of four oil tankers, carrying fuel for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Two trucks caught fire, injuring the driver and his assistant in a truck, Khan said.

The incident took place in the Katha Kashta of Khyber Agency, one of the seven districts that make up Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

This is the latest strike on Afghan-bound supply convoys in Pakistan. The tankers are operated by contracted Pakistani firms hired by NATO, using Pakistani equipment and drivers.

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  1. LarryKegel(US Army)

    That is earier said than one with This crowd!!!

    December 22, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. alexamdre

    hey guys, stop to fight against each other and comment the news.....

    December 22, 2010 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I think everyone has to much time on here!!!

    December 21, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dindy.....

    Mama gave Bledsoe a board to type on his 4 year old Birthday....yabba dobo dooooo !!!

    December 21, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dindy.....

    sanity are correct. guy is out of work and just typing on the board which his Mama give for his 4 year old Birthday.

    December 21, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. LarryKegel(US Army)

    Why doesn't NATO give better protection to these convoys???

    December 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Now that's a good question,Daniel-2.

      December 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Just where do you get off calling me Daniel-2? If you're want to talk to me,call me by my own name,will you?

        December 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sanity

        Don't pay any attenyion to him,Larry. He thinks he's funny and that's all there is to it!!!

        December 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Gary Johndro

    This is terrible! It makes me wanna cry,it does.

    December 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |