PESHAWAR (AFP) – Suspected Taliban militants in Pakistan destroyed nine parked NATO force vehicles after attacking a terminal, officials said Friday.
Rebels targeted the Port World Logistic terminal on the outskirts of Peshawar with petrol bombs and rockets, the latest in a series of strikes against supplies for foreign forces across the border.
“There were no casualties in the attack early Friday, but the fire destroyed nine NATO vehicles, including firefighting vans and four-by-four jeeps,” local police official Fazal Wahid Khan told AFP.
He said militants traded fire with police until the attack was repulsed and rebels fled into the darkness.
Another police official Anwar Khan confirmed the assault and said nine vehicles had been destroyed, but added the number of militants was not known.
“We are also in the process of assessing the damage (from) the fire that broke out after militants threw hand grenades and fired rockets on the terminal,” he said.
The bulk of supplies and equipment required by NATO and US-led forces battling a Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan are shipped through Pakistan. The fabled Khyber pass through the northwest is the principal land route.