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Taleban sets dozens of fuel trucks on fire in Kabul

Published on Jul 5, 2014 3:45 PM
Afghan firefighters attempt to extinguish burning fuel trucks following an overnight attack by Taleban militants in Chawk-e-Arghandi on outskirts of Kabul on July 5, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

KABUL (AFP) - Taleban militants set fire to dozens of fuel trucks, which they claimed were supplying foreign troops in Afghanistan, in an attack on the outskirts of Kabul, officials said on Saturday.

The fire triggered by a bomb set ablaze tankers waiting to enter the city in a parking lot west of the Afghan capital overnight.

"At around 10.30pm last night, dozens of fuel tankers belonging to private companies caught fire," Hashmat Stanikzai, Kabul police spokesman told AFP. "No one can come close to them since the fire is still raging at the scene," Stanikzai said.

No casualties were reported as fire fighters tried to control the fire in the morning, he added.

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