QUETTA: Unknown persons set ablaze a Nato container near Balochistan's Dasht area in the outskirts of Quetta on Saturday.
Police sources said that motorcycle-riding-gunmen opened fire near Quetta's Sibi road on the Chaman-bound truck carrying a Nato container from Karachi.
Although there were no human casualties in the incident but the container caught fire as a result of the firing.
By the time fire brigade, rescue and security teams reached the spot the container had completely burnt down.
A case was registered against unknown persons as police began investigations into the incident.
Outlawed militants killed
Khan Wasey, the spokesman for Frontier Crops told Dawn.com that security forces conducted an operation in Bakhtiarabad area of Sibi and killed two members of an outlawed organisation.
"The forces conducted a raid upon receiving an intelligence report", he said adding that "Major bid of terror is foiled"
Wasey said the forces recovered an explosive-laden motorcycle from the possession of militants who were planning to detonate the explosives in Sibi to carry out a major terror act targeting government officials.
Sibi and adjoining districts are considered to be the sensitive districts.
Militants have been targeting the security forces and vital national installations since more than ten years ago.
This operation has come two days after more than one dozen people were killed in a series of explosions and targeted killings in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan.
The incidents prompted the Balochistan government to tighten security in Quetta and all troubled parts of the province.