Landikotal: 5 Nato tankers torched
LANDIKOTAL: Five oil tankers carrying fuel supplies for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) forces in Afghanistan were set ablaze in two separate incidents late Friday night at Landikotal and Torkham, official sources said.
The sources said in the first incident at 10:30 p.m. the militants torched a Nato oil tanker in Khugakhel area on the Landikotal bypass. The tanker was parked on the roadside when it was dynamited with a time device, the sources said.
The second incident took place after a few minutes at Torkham where an explosive device went off in an oil tanker at the Torkham parking hub, officials said. Soon after the blast, the fire spread and engulfed three more oil tankers parked near it. No casualty was, however, reported.