Outbreak of motorphobia in Kabul: Taliban set dozens of fuel trucks on fire

Burned-out fuel trucks are seen following an overnight attack by Taliban militants in Chawk-e-Arghandi on outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul on July 5, 2014.

KABUL: Taliban militants set fire to dozens of fuel trucks, which they claimed were supplying foreign troops in Afghanistan, in an attack on the outskirts of Kabul, officials said Saturday.

The fire triggered by a bomb set ablaze tankers waiting to enter the city in a parking lot west of the Afghan capital overnight.

“At around 10:30pm last night, dozens of fuel tankers belonging to private companies caught fire,” Hashmat Stanikzai, Kabul police spokesperson told AFP, “No one can come close to them since the fire is still raging at the scene,” Stanikzai said.

No casualties were reported as fire fighters tried to control the fire in the morning, he added.

However, it was unclear whether the trucks were supplying fuel to NATO…