Nato tankers
The incident took place near Landikotal, a town near the Afghan border in the Khyber tribal region. — Photo by Reuters

PESHAWAR: Two people were killed overnight when a group of militants opened fire on Nato supply containers, officials said.

The incident took place near Landikotal, a town near the Afghan border in the Khyber tribal region and a site of frequent attacks on Nato supply oil tankers and shipping containers.

“A tribal policeman and a driver were killed on the spot while another driver was injured,” Iqbal Khatak, a local government official, told AFP.

Although the United States has increasingly sourced alternative routes through central Asia, the bulk of supplies and equipment required by the 140,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan are still transported through Pakistan.

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