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10 NATO supply trucks reduced to ashes

10 NATO supply trucks reduced to ashes

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May 14, 2011 - 18:18

JALALABAD (PANinfo-icon): Ten trucks loaded with supplies destined for NATOinfo-icon and US forces were gutted when a bomb blast caused fire to the vehicles at Torkham border crossing inside Pakistaninfo-icon, an official said on Saturday.

The blast took place at 9:00pm on Friday and resulted in causing fire to ten trucks that were reduced to ashes in the fire, Naeem Khan, a Pakistani border police officer, told Pajhwok Afghan News.  He said a driver was also injured.

Firefighters from Khyber Agency were unable to control the blaze until 11:30pm, he said.

Mohammad Jameel, a witness, said the fire was brought under control late in the night, but thick smokes were seen emerging from the trucks until Saturday morning.

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