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Oil tanker set on fire in northern Afghan town

Souce:Xinhua Publish By Updated 16/12/2012 3:48 am in World / no comments


PUL-E-KHUMRI, Afghanistan, Dec. 15 — Unknown armed men opened fire and set ablaze an oil tanker in Baghlan province 160 km north of Kabul on Saturday, police said.

“Unidentified armed men targeted an oil tanker with assault rifle in Dushi district today morning burning the oil tanker,” Deputy to provincial police chief Sayed Zaman Hussaini told Xinhua.

Without giving more details, he said that investigation is underway.

Meantime, locals at the site of incident claimed that the tanker was supplying fuel to NATO-led troops when Taliban militants attacked and set on fire the vehicle.

Taliban militants have yet to comment.





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