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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 08:47 AM

Gunmen attack NATO supply trucks in Pakistan: officials

Source: Agence France-Presse

Gunmen attack NATO supply trucks in Pakistan: officials

By S.H. Khan (AFP) 5 hours ago

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Gunmen in Pakistan attacked trucks bound for NATO in Afghanistan Tuesday, killing a driver, officials said, in the first such incident since supply lines reopened after a seven-month blockade.

Islamabad agreed three weeks ago to allow convoys supplying coalition troops in its wartorn neighbour to pass through its territory once again after halting them in November after a botched US air raid that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but Pakistani Taliban have threatened to attack NATO trucks and kill their drivers, and right-wing and extremist religious groups have held demonstrations against the resumption of convoys.

The trucks were attacked near the market in Jamrud town on the outskirts of Peshawar, the main city in the troubled northwest, local administration official Bakhtiar Khan said.

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bemildred Jul 2012 #1

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Tue Jul 24, 2012, 09:04 AM

1. Maybe we could just attack the trucks with the drones, cut out the middlemen. nt

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