Taliban suicide bombers attack NATO fuel trucks

Taliban suicide bombers attack NATO fuel trucks

PanARMENIAN.Net - Taliban suicide bombers have attacked NATO fuel trucks near the Pakistani border. A gunbattle that followed killed one Afghan policeman and wounded three, according to the Associated Press.

A spokesman in Nangarhar province, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, said the attack early Wednesday, Dec 18, took place at the NATO outpost near the Torkahm border crossing, a key supply route for the alliance.

Abdulzai said three suicide bombers first blew up a car at the gate of the parking lot of the NATO outpost. The explosion set off a fire that destroyed several of the privately-owned tankers. The attackers then stormed into the compound.

Abdulzai said the attackers were killed in the ensuing gunbattle.

NATO reported no casualties among coalition troops.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the insurgent group was behind the attack.

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