PESHAWAR:According to the local police, Taliban militants in northwest Pakistan attacked a Nato supply truck before dawn Thursday, killing the driver and damaging the vehicle.
Police told that,Militants opened fire on the vehicle with assault rifles in Suki village in Mardan, a district neighbouring Peshawar.
The driver’s assistant told police they had loaded the truck in Karachi with a 10-wheel vehicle destined for Nato troops and were en route to Kabul.
Iftikhar Khan, a police official in Mardan,told that,“The driver was killed on the spot. It was a Nato supply truck and was carrying a 10-wheel vehicle for NATO in Afghanistan,”There was no claim of responsibility for the attack but intelligence officials blamed the Taliban.Pakistan shut its main northwestern border crossing to Nato supply vehicles on September 30 for 11 days after a cross-border Nato helicopter assault killed at least two Pakistani soldiers.
Scores of Nato supply vehicles were destroyed in gun and arson attacks while Pakistan’s Khyber crossing was shut, as Taliban militants stepped up efforts to disrupt the route and avenge US drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal belt.