4 killed as 28 NATO oil tankers attacked in Peshawar
PESHAWAR: Four people were killed and many others were injured when terrorists attacked an on tanker terminal on Friday morning, destroying 11 oil tankers and damaging 17 others, police officials and eyewitnesses said.
A police official, Fazle Maula, said 25 terrorists ambushed the terminal where the tankers were parked to carry oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan, adding that this was the first attack on NATO tankers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa this year.
“The terrorists entered the terminal and planted timed devices on the fuel tankers parked at the terminal,” senior police official Imtiaz Shah said. He said 11 tankers were blown up while the device planted on one vehicle did not explode. The terrorists shot dead two guards and two drivers who resisted them, he said.
He said that another six people, including five drivers and one of their assistants, were injured. “Those who attacked the terminal were all terrorists but we don’t know yet which group they belong to,” Shah said.
Another senior police official Ejaz Khan said the terrorists fled after the attack.
Roman Khan, 25, a truck assistant, who was admitted to hospital with multiple burn injuries, said that he was asleep in the cabin of one tanker when terrorists attacked the terminal.