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32 oil tankers set ablaze in Quetta

09 December, 2011

QUETTA: At least 42 oil tankers and containers were torched by group of armed men on Thursday.

The vehicles were carrying fuel and military hardware for NATO forces stationed in Afghanistan. The incident was happened in Kharotabad area on Airport Road, suburbs of Quetta.

According to the CCPO, Ehsan Mehbob, at least 32 oil tankers and 10 containers were destroyed in the attack. According to the owner of terminal, where the trucks and containers were parked, a group of armed men appeared on motorbikes and fired two rockets hitting oil tankers.

Police and security forces cordoned off the area and over a dozen firefighters were engaged in extinguishing fire.

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