Attack on NATO containers kills 3

At least three people have been killed and five others injured when unknown militants blew up 40 NATO containers in southern Pakistan.

The fuel tankers, which were carrying supplies to US-led troops in Afghanistan, were attacked in Shikarpur district of Sindh province of Pakistan late Thursday, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The tankers were parked at a petrol station when they came under militants’ rocket attack, a local administration official, Saeed Ahmed, told Press TV.

Firefighters were trying to control the fire as security forces have cordoned off the area.

No group or individual has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

On Thursday, Pakistani authorities temporarily stopped NATO supply trucks in northwest Pakistan following a helicopter attack by US-led troops in Pakistan’s Kurram tribal region near Afghanistan’s border.

Hundreds of vehicles including NATO oil tankers are trapped at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border as the border remains blocked for the second consecutive day.