Taliban torch three NATO fuel tankers in Afghanistan
[Iran Press TV] Taliban militants have torched three NATO fuel tankers in Afghanistan's western province of Herat carrying supplies to the US-led forces stationed in the country, Press TV reports.

According to local authorities, heavily armed militants set alight the convoy of fuel tankers in the city of Robat Sangi on Tuesday. One driver was killed and three other drivers were wounded in the attack.

The militant group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

Taliban militants frequently attack trucks carrying supplies from Pakistan to the US-led forces deployed in Afghanistan. Pakistan is the cheapest way for the Western military alliance to dispatch supplies to the foreign forces in the landlocked country.

Militants in neighboring Pakistan have also destroyed hundreds of oil tankers and containers carrying fuel and other supplies to foreign forces in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred 2013-02-07