Two NATO oil tankers torched, 3 attackers killed

3 attackers have been shot dead after setting fire to two NATO oil tankers in Baluchistan.

Two NATO oil tankers torched, 3 attackers killed

World Bulletin / News Desk

Three attackers who torched two NATO oil tankers earlier Monday have been killed in a shootout with paramilitary troops near Jandan area of Sibbi, a city of Baluchistan province.

Dr. Mohammad Wasay, a spokesman for the Frontier Constabulary, a paramilitary force deputed in Baluchistan, said attackers torched two NATO oil tankers and fled towards Sibbi district.

They were hunted down by FC troops, who killed three of them and apprehended a fourth, he added.

The FC spokesman did not say anything about identity of the attackers.

"A group of attackers riding motorbikes intercepted the oil tankers near Dhadar area (Bolan district), forced the crew to get off and set the tankers on fire before speeding away," Dolan Deputy Commissioner Waheed Shah told Anadolu Agency.

Attackers shot and injured a driver who offered resistance, he added.

The tankers were transporting oil for NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan.

They were attacked in Bolan, some 120kms east of Quetta, the capital of the mineral-rich Baluchistan province.

Shah said the tankers were on their way to Chaman border, one of the two key supply routes to war-stricken Afghanistan.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack until the filing of this report.

Almost 80 percent of NATO supplies trickle into Afghanistan Chaman and Torkhum in northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhawa province.

Baluchistan’s remote districts of Chahgi and Bolan have been notorious for attacks on NATO containers in recent years.

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