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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:49 AM
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In Two Days, Militants Torch 260 NATO Vehicles in Peshawar
In two days, militants torch 260 NATO vehicles in Peshawar
Islamabad (PTI): About 100 vehicles destined for the US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan were on Monday set ablaze by heavily armed pro-Taliban militants in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, in the second such attack in as many days.

The militants stormed the Bilal container terminal after opening fire at watchmen. They then lobbed grenades and torched container trucks and other cars, including Humvee armoured vehicles, officials said.

Witnesses said trucks containing supplies and heavy equipment were destroyed in the attack. Some reports said the militants also used rockets during the strike. There were no reports of casualties in the incident.

Senior Superintendent of Police Kashif Alam told reporters that fire tenders were called in to the control the ablaze.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack but authorities usually blame the local Taliban for such strikes.

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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:58 AM
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1. wonder what the cost of 260 vehicles was



a rather large message sent with the torching
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tuckessee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:12 AM
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2. This is actually a good sign. It shows we are winning.
War is a battle of attrition. We have more trucks than the bad guys have matches. We'll keep sending our extra vehicles and they'll keep wasting their precious matches.

It also shows how desperate the evil doers are, otherwise they would've simply soaped the windshields or thrown eggs at the vehicles.

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