4 Nato tankers gutted in Torkham blast
LANDI KOTAL: Four oil-tankers taking fuel for the Nato forces in Afghanistan were reduced to ashes in a time-bomb blast at the Torkham border parking lot.
However, no casualty was reported, an official said on Monday. A Torkham border official told The News that unidentified persons had planted a time device in an oil-tanker somewhere else which exploded at 7:50 p.m.
The oil-tanker caught fire after the explosion that engulfed three other oil-tankers. The official said another two oil-tankers, parked at the same parking lot overturned when the drivers tried to drive away from the burning tankers, sources said.
Meanwhile, the Landikotal administration suspended all kinds of traffic on the Landikotal-Torkham Road for some time as part of preventive security measures.