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15 NATO tankers torched in Afghanistan, Nine Security Guards killed

At least 15 NATO fuel tankers have been torched in the latest wave of attacks by militants in conflict-riddled Afghanistan.

Press TV  June 18, 2011

Militants in Afghanistan targeted convoys carrying supplies to NATO troops, killing nine Afghan security guards and torching 15 fuel tankers on Saturday.

Two of the attacks targeted private guards escorting supply trucks to a base for Polish troops in the eastern Ghazni province. A third attack happened along the border between Herat and Farah provinces in the west.

Afghan militants say their assaults are in retaliation for non-UN-sanctioned US strikes on Afghanistan’s tribal regions.

Fuel and other vital supplies for the US military and NATO forces in Afghanistan are mostly transported from Pakistan through a route in tribal regions on Pakistani-Afghan border.

Please read the entire article at Press TV

June 18, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Pakistan, Private Security Contractor | , , ,

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