PESHAWAR, June 13: At least seven tankers carrying fuel for Nato troops in Afghanistan were gutted on Monday when a bomb planted in one of the vehicles exploded at a terminal in Torkham border area, officials said.
“A bomb fitted with a timer blew up an oil tanker. It triggered fire that engulfed six more tankers,” local administration official Shahar Yar Khan said. There were no reports of any casualties, he added.
Another official said more than 30 fuel tankers were parked in the terminal at Torkham in the troubled Khyber tribal region.
Most of them had been moved away but the raging blaze was threatening another 10 tankers still in the area, he said.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blast. —AFP