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One killed in attempt to defuse bomb targeting NATO tankers

International Herald Tribune September 29, 2011

CHAMAN: One person was killed on Thursday when a bomb disposal unit tried to defuse an explosive device planted near a convoy of trucks carrying fuel through Chaman to NATO forces in Afghanistan, a security official said.

Earlier on Tuesday, unknown gunmen torched three NATO oil tankers near Dasht area in Mastung district.

According to Balochistan Levies, the tankers were on their way to Kandahar from Karachi when armed men opened fire on them, after which fire erupted from the oil tankers.

Balochistan is the second largest route for North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) suppliers

September 29, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, Explosive Ordnance Disposal | , , , , | Leave a comment

Bomb kills eight NATO troops in southern Afghanistan, seven are Americans

BBC Southeast Asia  May 26, 2011

The incident is the deadliest single attack on foreign troops in a month. Nato initially confirmed the deaths but declined to disclose the nationalities.

Earlier, a Nato helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan, killing one soldier, officials said.

Almost 200 foreign troops have been killed by militants in Afghanistan so far this year.

Tafsir Khogyani, commander of the border police for southern Afghanistan, told the BBC’s Bilal Sarwary in Kabul: “According to our initial information, Coalition and Afghan police went to destroy a Taliban container which had some explosives and weapons. As soon as the helicopter landed and other Isaf forces were patrolling, the explosion took place.

“It took place in Shorabak district 19km (12 miles) from the Pakistani border.”

Shorabak district lies between the districts of Registan and Spin Boldak.

Spin Boldak police chief Gen Abdul Raziq told the BBC that insurgents had been cleared from the area only two months ago.

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May 26, 2011 Posted by | Afghanistan, NATO, Safety and Security Issues | , , , , | Leave a comment