4 killed in Pakistan attacks targeting tankers carrying fuel for NATO
Pakistani firefighters attempt to extinguish burning NATO oil tankers on the outskirts of Peshawar on February 25, 2011.
February 25th, 2011
10:50 AM ET

4 killed in Pakistan attacks targeting tankers carrying fuel for NATO

Four people were killed in northwest Pakistan Friday when more than two dozen armed attackers blew up oil tankers carrying fuel for NATO troops in Afghanistan, police said.

Militants wielding automatic weapons first killed two guards at the main gate of a terminal on the outskirts of Peshawar city, where 18 tankers were parked, senior police official Imtiaz Shah said.

The attackers then planted explosive devices under a dozen tankers, he said, and killed two drivers who were sleeping in the terminal.

About 15 tankers were damaged after catching fire in the blasts, which occurred around 2 a.m. Friday, Shah said.

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