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PESHAWAR: Gunmen on Thursday killed the driver of a Nato supply truck driving through northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, local officials said.

The shooting took place in the Jamrud area of Khyber, one of seven districts that make up the restive semi-autonomous tribal belt.

“Two gunmen on a motorcycle fired at a Nato truck and killed its driver,” local government official Asmatullah Wazir told AFP.

Local intelligence and health officials confirmed the killing, for which there was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Pakistan is a key transit route for the Nato mission in landlocked Afghanistan, from where it is driven to the border from the Arabian Sea port of Karachi.

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