Gunmen Kill NATO Driver in Pakistan
[An Nahar] Gunmen on Monday killed a truck driver in Pakistain's northwestern tribal belt over suspicions that he was transporting supplies for NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
troops in Afghanistan, officials said.
The shooting took place in Jamrud area of Khyber district, where Taliban and local Islamist militia are active.
Officials first reported the incident as an attack on a NATO supply truck but later confirmed the truck was carrying "commercial goods for Afghanistan".
Pakistain had closed the Torkham border crossing, the quickest route from Pakistain's port of Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
to the Afghan capital, for nine days after gunnies killed a NATO supply truck driver on July 24.
Local government official Bakhtiar Khan told Agence La Belle France Presse that three gunnies in a jeep fired on the truck, killing its driver.
NATO traffic was very briefly suspended after the incident.
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