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Taleban attack Nato supplies in Afghan east, destroy dozens of trucks

Published on Jun 19, 2014 3:48 PM
 

KABUL (Reuters) - Four Taleban militants struck a Nato post in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday, destroying dozens of trucks and sparking a gun battle with the police, Afghan officials said.

The attack took place in the parking compound of a Nato base near the Torkham crossing on the Pakistani border, near the Khyber Pass and a main supply route for Nato-led forces in land-locked Afghanistan.

Militants on both sides of the border have for years been attacking supplies bound for Nato-led forces in Afghanistan.

Mr Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said one attacker blew himself up, while police killed the other three.

Nato troops walk near burning Nato supply trucks after, what police officials say, was an attack by militants in the Torkham area near the Pakistani-Afghan in Nangarhar Province on June 19, 2014. Four Taleban militants struck a Nato post in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday, June 19, 2014, destroying dozens of trucks and sparking a gun battle with the police, Afghan officials said. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
 
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