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NATO Convoy Targeted in Khyber

File Photo—AFP

File Photo—AFP

At least two drivers killed and two others wounded in early morning attack.

Gunmen on Monday morning attacked a convoy of trucks carrying NATO supplies to Afghanistan in the Jamrud area of Pakistan’s Khyber Agency, killing at least two drivers.

The trucks came under fire in the Wazir Dhand area of Khyber. “There were at least seven armed militants,” said senior local administration official Ali Sher. He said the militants were traveling on motorcycles and a jeep.

“They opened fire on the convoy first and then threw petrol bombs at the trucks, killing two drivers and injuring another two. Two more men are still missing,” he said. The containers were set ablaze and the militants escaped, he added.

Another local administration official also confirmed the incident and said the attackers had fled.

A doctor at the government-run agency headquarters hospital in Jamrud said two dead bodies and two injured were bought to the hospital. “One of the injured was in critical condition and he has been shifted to Peshawar for further treatment,” he said requesting anonymity, as he is not authorized to talk to the media.

No group has admitted responsibility but the Taliban have in the past claimed such attacks. Trucks traveling through Pakistan to supply U.S.-led forces have frequently been attacked during NATO’s 13-year intervention in Afghanistan.

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