Pakistan has temporarily stopped NATO supply trucks crossing its northwestern border into Afghanistan over security concerns due to fears of Islamist attacks, officials said Thursday.
The first trucks supplying NATO troops in Afghanistan crossed the border from Pakistan on Thursday after Islamabad ended a seven-month blockade.
Pakistani trucks in Torkham, close to the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Thousands of Pakistani truck drivers are preparing to resume key NATO supply convoys into Afghanistan as a coalition of religious and banned organisations called for countrywide protests.
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QUETTA, Pakistan (AFP) – Gunmen Saturday torched at least 29 oil tankers in southwest Pakistan, the sixth attack in just over a week as Islamist militants continue to target a NATO supply route into Afghanistan.
Suspected militants in southern Pakistan set ablaze at least 27 tankers carrying fuel for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan on Friday, police said.
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PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Aug 28, 2009 (AFP) - The Pakistan Taliban on Friday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack near the Afghan border that killed 22 policemen, saying it was their first retaliation for their leader's death.
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