Militants in Pakistan have destroyed more than 100 trucks carrying
supplies for NATO and U.S. forces in neighboring Afghanistan.
Police say the assailants blasted their way into two transport
terminals in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday using
rockets, guns and hand grenades. At least one security guard was killed
in an exchange of fire.
Police say the gunmen set fire to trucks and containers carrying
military vehicles, supplies and fuel destined for foreign troops in
The manager at one terminal (Kifayatullah Khan) tells VOA
nearly 300 armed men destroyed all 106 vehicles before fleeing the
scene. The U.S. military says its losses in the overnight raid will
a "minimal" impact on its operations against Afghan Taliban
Similar attacks in recent weeks have raised concerns that Taliban
militants are trying to disrupt the Western forces' vital supply line,
which runs through the Khyber Pass.
Much of the food, fuel and other
goods used by foreign troops in
Afghanistan arrives from Pakistan via the famed but increasingly
Last month, Pakistan temporarily closed the Khyber Pass supply route
after gunmen hijacked 13 supply trucks.
Pakistan re-opened the route the following day, using security forces
as escorts for supply convoys.