Deadly Pakistan NATO tanker blast


 


officials say NATO tanker come under frequent attack in the Pakistani Afghan border, a NATO oil tanker in the north-western Pakistan, killed at least 15 people, exploded.


Police said the tanker to NATO troops in Afghanistan, by a bomb overnight near the town of Landi Kotal in the Khyber region was taken.


People gathered to spilt fuel capture said when another fire broke out, a senior police official.


At least 14 other NATO tankers have damaged a separate attack near the border town of Torkham.


No one was reported injured in this incident.


The region is an important transport route for deliveries to the armed forces of NATO in Afghanistan, but the convoys often come under fire from militant and criminal.


Local official Shafeerullah Wazir said the Landi Kotal tanker was hit in the early hours of the morning by a small bomb.


"The oil tanker caught fire after an explosion caused by a small bomb before dawn," the news agency AFP quoted him.


"Villagers from nearby houses collapsed and began oil to collect from the destroyed tanker after the fire had extinguished."


"Suddenly the fire broke out and at least 15 people including five young boys who had oil in their buckets workbooks were burnt to death."


An official Torkham, Iqbal Khattak, said the tanker it seemed a remote controlled bomb are affected.


No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but it has an increase in Taliban activity was killed as al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad on 2 May.


In the deadliest incident, more than 80 people were killed by a twin suicide bombing targeting police recruits in the Northwest.


On Friday a person killed and 10 of the first attack on us injured when the Taliban U.S. Consulate in Peshawar - attacked a convoy interested, because U.S. commandos killed bin Laden.


The Pakistani Taliban said to avenge the bombing to his death.


source:www.bbc.co.uk

Deadly Pakistan NATO tanker blast