Pakistanis reopen Khyber Pass for US supplies

Pakistani fighters in the Khyber region launched a string of attacks in which hundreds of trucks have been destroyed .

Pakistanis reopen Khyber Pass for US supplies
Pakistan has resumed the transport of miliatry supplies through Pakistan's Khyber Pass on Fridayfor US-led troops in Afghanistan occupation three days after authorities suspended shipments to keep away fighters in the region.

Pakistani fighters in the Khyber region launched a string of attacks in which hundreds of trucks have been destroyed .

Pakistani security forces began an operation on Tuesday, sealing off the road while troops backed by tanks and helicopter gunships moved in to attack fighters.

A top government official in the Khyber's main town of Jamrud said the road was re-opened on Friday and trucks were able to go up to the Afghan border.

"The route will remain open between 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. (0600-1100 GMT) every day and can be used by whoever wants to," the region's top administrator, Tariq Hayat Khan, told reporters.

Another administration official, Jehangir Khan, said 300 trucks had travelled through the pass to the Afghan border on Friday, many carrying supplies for Western soliders.

The U.S. military sends 75 percent of supplies for the Afghan occupation or over Pakistan, including 40 percent of the fuel for its troops, the U.S. Defence Department says.


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Last Mod: 02 Ocak 2009, 14:38
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