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2 killed in attack on NATO containers

2 killed in attack on NATO containers

May 05, 2014 - 12:18

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Two people were killed and three others injured on Monday when militants attacked a convoy of trucks carrying NATOinfo-icon vehicles in Pakistaninfo-icon’s northwestern Khyber tribal region.

A Pakistani newspaper reported the gunmen opened fire at three NATO containers in Wazir Dhand area near Karkhano Market in Jamrud sub-district. The containers were set ablaze after the attack.

Dawn quoted local officials as saying up to 15 gunmen fired on the convoy, killing two drivers. Security forces cordoned off the site after the attack, which led to traffic suspension on the busy highway.

Khyber links several agencies, serving as a north-south route in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Bulk of supplies and equipment for foreign troops in Afghanistaninfo-icon are routed through Khyber.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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