December 12th, 2011
04:02 AM ET

NATO-bound trucks attacked, burned in Pakistan

Armed militants on motorcycles in southwest Pakistan ambushed and set ablaze a convoy of tankers bound for NATO forces in Afghanistan on Sunday night, police said.

The gunmen opened fire after forcing the convoy of eight oil tankers to stop in an area 90 kilometers (55 miles) southwest of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, police official Abdul Qadir said.

The militants killed one of the truck's drivers and set the tankers on fire before they escaped, Qadir said.

Fuel and supply trucks contracted to supply NATO have been left stranded in Pakistan by Islamabad's decision to block its two NATO supply routes to Afghanistan.

Pakistan closed the routes to protest a NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last month.

The airstrike plunged Islamabad and Washington into one of their worst diplomatic crises ever.

In a television interview on Sunday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said the blockade of Pakistan's NATO supply routes could continue for weeks until "new rules of engagement" were established with Washington.

The blockade leaves stranded supply trucks vulnerable to militants in Pakistan who have increasingly targeted the convoys in an effort to undermine the NATO mission in Afghanistan.

Sunday's attack was the second of its kind in four days.

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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. saleem khan

    i realy like CNN i wanna join this plz keep me as a hilper ,iam a pakistani ,

    December 12, 2011 at 4:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. foxyNewtaffairs

    Tough weekend at the Hollywood boxoffice: Fox has better never ending dramas in England and the U.S.

    December 12, 2011 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. رأفت طنينه

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    December 12, 2011 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Reasonable1

      What is this? All I see is some kind of chicken scratch.

      December 12, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cal

    It's time to wipe out some pakis

    December 12, 2011 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Ray

      Thats why USA & NATO begging Pakistan to Join again for a senseless war............. this time they are ready to response
      USA has killed one million Iraqis ..........is not enough????

      December 12, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Portland tony

    Presumably, Pakistani citizens were the.drivers and I'm sure none got hurt by these raids. Now who ya gonna blame for these nefarious raids? The local Pakistanis who we bombed the crap out of last week or the Taliban who we bomb every week? Ah, soon it will be over. NATO and the US can declare Victory and go home!

    December 12, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. Aviator_Guy

    The USA sent almost 7 Billion in aid to Pakistan in 2010 alone, so the good news is that this wasteful spending will / should be eliminated ASAP. About the only thing we got for that spending was to make sure we didn’t tell their military or intelligence agencies our plans of the Team 6 operation. I vote we shut down this wasteful Pakistan spending immediately.

    December 12, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Ray

      It is NOT true, so far 20 billions in 10years, mostly about 40% aid goes back to USA for expenses. 2.5 BILLIONS BILLS are waiting to get paid. This year $300 millions paid by USA

      GET REAL, USA HAS LOST THE WAR AGAINST POOREST PEOPLE WITH VERY BASIC WEAPONS.
      ONE SIDE SUPER POWER & ANOTHER SIDE ARE WEAKEST & POOREST PEOPLE ............. THAT MAKES ME BELIEVE THEIR IS GOD & WATCHING US.

      December 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Avser Bastian

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    December 12, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  8. Avser Bastian

    WHITES ARE NOT WELCOME IN AMERICA ANY LONGER !!! WE DON'T NEED YOU ANY MORE !!!

    OUT OF AMERICA WITH WHITES NOW !!!

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    OR
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    EXILING WHITES WITH EXTREME PREJUDICE AND IMPORTING NON WHITES IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS COMPLETELY FREE.

    THIS NEWS IS RELATED TO WALL-STREET PROTESTS...NOT ANTI WALL-STREET, BUT ANTI WHITES !!!

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTESTS ARE ALSO KNOWN UNDER ZIONIST "TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP" IN AMERICA FROM HANDS OF WHITE AMERICANS TO SO CALLED "MINORITIES"(COMMUNISM). Wall street protesters are Obama's raise of the planet Apes army which spread from London per Zionist Washington DC and communist Moscow where Mr. SOVIET UNION NUMBER TWO or new Stalin is in place = PUTIN

    ANTI WALL-STREET PROTEST MOVEMENT IS LED BY SO CALLED "ANONYMOUS" !!

    Anonymous !!? REALLY !!?

    NOW TELL ME WHO IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE WHERE WE ARE SURVEILLANCED 24/7 !!? WHO !!?

    NOBODY !!! ABSOLUTELY NOBODY IS ANONYMOUS IN A POLICE STATE AND NOR ARE THOSE WHO MADE YOU PROTEST FOR THEIR SAKE OR WHAT MULTICULTURALISM(animal Apartheid) IS !!! http://multiculturalismisterrorism.blogspot.com

    GREEK CRISES !!! We are all Greece...find out who wants to burn not only what is Greece, but is burning our countries for over 66 years now !!! http://burnbabyburnahaha.blogspot.com

    December 12, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. xd

    destroy the pakis

    December 12, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Drone

    Send in the drones!

    December 12, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |