Nato containers set ablaze in Mastung

The containers were damaged as a result, however no loss of life took place.—AFP/File Photo

QUETTA: Unknown armed men on Friday set ablaze two Nato containers in the Dasht area of Mastung district, police confirmed.

Police sources said that two Nato containers carrying logistics for ISAF forces were on their way to Afghanistan from Karachi when they came under attack by the gunmen on Quetta-Sibi Road. The armed men stopped the containers and torched them by sprinkling petrol.

The containers were damaged as a result, however no loss of life took place as a result of firing. The attackers managed to escape.

Further investigation was underway.

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Sadruddin Mitha
Sep 08, 2012 08:36am
Pakistan has invited or rather solicited too many unwanted problems which it is not capable of handling by joining the war on terror. Pakistan govt can not handle situation in Baluchistan, innocent being killed for no reason whatsoever and no govt machinery comes into action. Karachi is bleeding, Peshawar is in turmoils. govt has no control on law and order and economy.
S. Israr Ali
Sep 07, 2012 09:31pm
Question arose what intelligence agencies are doing when enroute such incidents have become common! Further instead of utilising services of private containers or contractors, why the services of state run Railways for carrying the business of supplies to NATO is not being utilised which even otherwise would add to reverse its dwindling revenue generation.