Two killed, three injured as ‘militants’ attack NATO convoy in Pakistan

Pakistani firefighters extinguish a smouldering trailer truck transporting a NATO vehicle following an attack by gunmen in the Wazir Dhand area of Khyber

PESHAWAR: At least two people were killed and three other were injured on Monday when unidentified militants attacked a NATO convoy of trucks carrying military vehicles in the Jamrud tehsil of Khyber tribal region, officials claimed.

Political administration officials claimed that unknown gunmen opened fire at three NATO containers near Karkhano Market in Wazir Dhand area of Jamrud tehsil after which the containers were set ablaze.

According to eyewitnesses, there were 10-15 armed assailants.

The two deceased include drivers of the vehicle, officials said.

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I know it is barely news.  I usually do not post these stories, which are very frequent (at least once a week).  But it is a slow news day.

It is also a reminder of the difficulties to be expected in the pull-out from Afghanistan, especially since alternate routes requiring Russian co-operation may have their own problems, in view of the new bad relations with Russia.