PESHAWAR, Dec 1: Militants torched 22 vehicles, including two Humvee armoured personnel carriers, and killed two drivers after they stormed early on Monday morning a terminal on the Ring Road where trucks taking Nato supplies to Afghanistan were parked.

Witnesses said dozens of people armed with rocket-launchers and Klashnikovs broke into the Al Faisal terminal at about 1am, started indiscriminate firing, poured kerosene over 18 trucks, two cranes and two Humvee APCs and torched them.

They killed two drivers who were asleep in a truck and injured two other men.

An official told reporters that the terminal’s managers had not made proper security arrangements. Only two watchmen were deployed over a vast area and they were not adequately armed.

A Peshtakhara police official said the militants had also detonated three time bombs near a terminal of Port Wart Logistics on the Ring Road on Nov 27.

Also on Monday, a rocket hit Al Madina auto workshop on the PAF Road, destroying a room and damaging a car.

Another group of militants blew up a portion of the Shah Qabul police station in the old city area, injuring two people.

The SHO of the police station said two time bombs exploded at 4am, damaging three houses, two restaurants and six shops. He said the doors and windowpanes of a mosque were also damaged.

Aasia Union Council Nazim Dr Liaquat Ali criticised police having failed to protect the police station and people of the area.

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