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The convoy of 18 NATO tank trucks was blown up in Afghanistan

2012-07-18 14:01

Two powerful explosions destroyed 18 NATO supply tank trucks of in the northern Afghan province of Samangan, RIA Novosti reported with reference to the radio station "Salaam Watandar".


The incident occurred Wednesday at about 3 am local time (02.30 GMT) in Rubatak district, at the trucks parking.

As a result of the explosions a large fire started; the firefighters fought the fire for several hours. As a result, in addition to fuel trucks the fire burned several another trucks. Several drivers have got injures and burns.

The police suggest the magnetic mines that were attached to tankers by the militants have exploded.

On the eve, the militants of the radical movement Taliban burned at least 25 fuel tanks of NATO forces in Afghanistan's Wardak province. This was officially announced by the representative of Afghan Talibs Zabiulla Mujahid, the Interfax reported referring to the Iranian television channel "Press TV".

The Talibs have destroyed 25 fuel tanks and killed several drivers and guards, Mujahid said.

Note that this attack was carried out in a few days after the decision on the resumption of NATO cargo transit to Afghanistan through Pakistan, which has caused resentment among the population.

Earlier, the Taliban fired the convoy of the UN World Food Program in northern Afghanistan.

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