LANDI KOTAL, May 3: Militants blew up three oil tankers supplying fuel to Nato forces in Afghanistan near Torkham border in Khyber tribal region on Tuesday.

Eyewitness said that a blast occurred in an oil tanker due to which two other vehicles, parked nearby, caught fire and gutted completely. A local Taliban faction, Abdullah Ezam Brigade, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

A spokesman for the group told Dawn that they would continue to attack Nato vehicles till government didn't accept their demands. However, he didn't give details about the demands of his group.

Meanwhile, seven militants of Lashkar-i-Islami, a Bara-based militant outfit, were killed in a raid on its hideouts in Tirah valley of Khyber Agency on Tuesday night, sources said.

They said that volunteers of Zakhakhel tribal lashkar and members of Lashkar-i-Islami were trading fire with each other when army helicopters targeted the later and killed seven of its men.

Sources said that separately one person was killed and four received injuries during clashes between Zakhakhel and LI. —Correspondent

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