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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:31 AM
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U.S., NATO vehicles burned in Pakistan
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 08:22 AM by unhappycamper
U.S., NATO vehicles burned in Pakistan
By Riaz Khan - The Associated Press
Posted : Sunday Dec 7, 2008 9:47:51 EST

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Militants blasted their way into two transport terminals in Pakistan on Sunday and torched more than 160 vehicles destined for U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan, in the biggest assault yet on a vital military supply line, officials said.

The U.S. military said its losses in the raid near the northwestern city of Peshawar would have only a minimal impact on its operations against resurgent Taliban-led militants in Afghanistan.

However, the attacks boldness will fuel concern that Taliban militants are tightening their hold around Peshawar and could choke the supply route through the famed Khyber Pass.

Up to 75 percent of supplies for Western forces in landlocked Afghanistan pass through Pakistan after being unloaded from ships at the Arabian sea port of Karachi. NATO is already seeking an alternative route through Central Asia.

The attack at the Portward Logistic Terminal reduced a section of the vast walled compound to a smoldering junkyard.


Rest of article at: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2008/12/ap_pakistan_attac...


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