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.
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