The Supply Line

Militants attack NATO trucks in Pakistan; 8 dead

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Militants in northwestern Pakistan attacked trucks ferrying supplies to NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan on Monday, killing two people and destroying a dozen vehicles, witnesses and police said…

The attack on the U.S.-led coalition trucks took place at a terminal in Peshawar, which sits along the supply route from Pakistan to Afghanistan. The city has seen an upsurge in violence in recent weeks, including the slaying of an American working on a U.S.-funded aid project.

Several gunmen fired rockets and automatic weapons at the Faisal terminal, killing a driver and a clerk and destroying 12 trucks, said police officer Ahsanullah Khan.

An AP Television News reporter saw two Humvee military vehicles on board the trucks that were on fire following the attack.

Last month, an entire convoy was hijacked in the Khyber Pass region.


  1. The headline writer should be fired. Given that the excerpt only mentions 2 killed, I clicked over to the story expecting the usual lumping of dead tangos in with the victims, but it was even worse than that. The story is about two attacks, one on the convoy (2 dead) and a suicide car bombing (8 dead). How do you get THAT headline from this story?!

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