January 21st, 2011
01:13 PM ET

Militants on motorcycles attack supply convoys

In three separate attacks, militants on motorcycles torched trucks in Pakistan on Friday that were taking fuel and supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan, police said.

In all three attacks, militants cut off the moving trucks and opened fire, said police official Muhammad Ashraf.

The attacks happened in the southwestern province of Baluchistan. They targeted three fuel tankers and a supply truck.

A driver of one the trucks was killed and a passenger was injured, police said.

The attacks come less than a week after militants set fire to at least 10 NATO fuel tankers in the province.

Militants in Pakistan increasingly have been trying to undermine NATO forces in Afghanistan by attacking their supply trucks.

NATO officials have downplayed the impact of the attacks on operations in Afghanistan, but they have also started to use more alternate routes in countries such as Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

- Journalist Nosheen Abbas contributed to this report

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  1. MooseLimbAngels

    Abusing women. Sheep running scared.

    January 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LarryKegel(US Army)

    This World would be a lot better off if We used books rather than Guns to change the World!!! But You can't use the books until You get rid of the guns...

    January 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Michael V. Caldwell

    "ROAD TO PEACE" (film short)

    Opening Scene: (filmed in black & white, silent film)

    We see an old Soldier walking down a dirt road with a machine gun under his arm
    and carrying his young son on his shoulders.

    The young boy and his father are dressed in their combat clothing and the boy
    also has a machine gun gun tucked under his arm, suddenly they stop.

    (our camera pans to a person sitting on a large rock on the side of the road)

    We see the back of this person only, the person is wearing a black hooded robe
    with their hood raised up.

    (we pan back to the old soldier and his son)

    The old soldier places his son on the road then pushes him in the
    direction of the hooded stranger.

    The young boy walks cautiously up to the stranger with his gun drawn upwards

    as he gets closer we notice the person is small in stature then the boy points
    the gun at the back of the strangers head.

    The stranger turns around slowly then we see it is a young girl, the girl is

    the same age as the boy.

    The young girl places a daisy Flower in the barrel of the boy's gun.

    (at that instant our film changes to color and remains in color)

    Next, we see they young boy standing there with a blank look on his face he then

    drops the gun on the ground, the gun vanishes and where the gun was we see books


    The boy picks up the books curiously, then turns and looks in the direction
    where his father was with an astonishment look.

    (we show a close-up on boys face then we pan our camera to the father)

    The boy's father is now standing there dressed in a white shirt and slacks and
    holding sets of plans tucked under his arm in the place of a gun.

    (we pan back to boy and girl)

    We see the boy standing there dressed in the same attire as his father, with
    books tucked under his arm in place of his gun staring at the girl that is

    sitting on the rock, the girl has long curly brown hair and is now wearing white

    clothing, she also has books sitting next to her.

    Closing Scene:

    We see the backs of all three of them walking down the road towards the setting
    sun, the boy and the girl are holding hands both of them carrying books
    tucked under their arms.

    The father has sets of building plans tucked under his arm and is walking
    with his head up high.. Time To Build A Better Future..A New Future For All..

    Fade Out End...Or Beginning Of A Brighter Future For Our World..

    Written By Michael V Caldwell, Always...


    January 27, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • ArisenGhost

      Excellent, excellent! If you write a book as well as you wrote this little scene, you would be a billionaire! I read plenty of books and despise television.

      January 27, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mike

    Now if I was driving a truck and a motorcycle tried to cut me off, the guy driving it would be dead. I would drive over that idiot or anyone else who tried to stop me.

    January 26, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Then they get You for hit and run driving!!!

      January 26, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sondi

      Action requires knwodlege, and now I can act!

      July 10, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. rob

    Really motorcycles cutting off trucks? i mean just shoot or keep driving

    January 26, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Maybe they were driving Harley!!! The trucks are match sticks???

      January 26, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. blackhole

    poor militants is that all you can do killing an innocent truck driver and torched the tanker? it doesn't make a sense.

    January 23, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Could that be because the attack wasn't even good??? Attacking someone and doing damage is to different things!!!

      January 24, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Prophet Mohammed

    That's all we need now, Gay Hells Angles.

    January 22, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Dindy


    January 22, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. The Prophet Mohammed

    They're attacking in Pakistan, give me a break, more like Pakis steal while riding motorcycles.

    January 22, 2011 at 2:44 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Maybe they might succeed in shortening this rotten and useless war. One can always hope.

    January 21, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Phony boy if you think that the Taliban will stop their killing campaign if we were to leave you are so naive!

      January 22, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      You are spot on ! and,like it or not they are doing exact they are suspose to do or does anyone belive they should sit on their hands in a war . . It is a lost cause and a lost war the sooner we and NATO pulls out the sooner peace will come to that area of the world.

      January 23, 2011 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
    • markjuliansmith

      All wars are rotten and useless. The point is will the lack of rotten and useless stop the rotten and useless from spreading and increasing in intensity.

      January 24, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
      • Bulltruth

        All wars are rotten, but sometimes there are things worth fighting for.

        January 24, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      It just shows all the training Our Troops did is doing good!!!

      January 24, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |