Suspected Pakistani militants are again targeting supplies bound for U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Pakistani police say the militants, armed with rocket launchers,
attacked the Farhad supply terminal on the outskirts of Peshawar
Saturday, damaging 12 shipping containers.
There are no reports of any casualties.
The attack is just the latest in a series of militant strikes across
northwestern Pakistan that have targeted key supply routes. It also
comes one day after a deadly suicide bombing at a mosque in Jamrud town
in the Khyber tribal agency.
At least 50 people died and more than 70 others were wounded.
The mosque is located near a police check point and is visited by
paramilitary forces and tribal police. It also sits near one of the
roads the U.S. and NATO use to ferry supplies.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza
Gilani condemned the attack and vowed that the perpetrators will be
brought to justice.
The blast destroyed the mosque, causing it to collapse on worshippers
who had gathered for Friday prayers. There has been no claim of
responsibility but officials suspect the Taliban are responsible.
Security officials say two men have been detained in connection with the bombing.
The top administrator of the Khyber region (Tariq Hayat) says Pakistani forces recently launched an offensive to rid the area of militants.
Grieving relatives began burying the victims Saturday.