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NATO tankers wrecked in Pakistan

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 00:44

Aug. 16 - Tankers carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan are destroyed when gunmen open fire on them. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION Local media in Pakistan say unknown gunmen were behind the destruction of six NATO oil tankers laden with fuel bound for Afghanistan. The tankers ignited when they came under fire in Muzaffargarh, in Punjab province, late on Monday night, according to the reports. Pakistan's Express TV channel said a seventh tanker was partially damaged. It added that no-one was hurt in the incident and that the drivers, said by witnesses to have been staying at an inn close to where the vehicles were parked, had fled the scene. The United States Transportation Command says routes through Pakistan carry 40 per cent of supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan. Militants fighting Pakistani troops in the northwest of the country frequently target NATO supplies passing through.

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NATO tankers wrecked in Pakistan

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 00:44