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NATO oil tanker destroyed in explosion in northwestern Pakistan

June 9, 2011 - Peshawar

A NATO oil tanker has been destroyed following an explosion in Pakistan's Khyber tribal region.

No casualties were reported in the incident that occurred in the Landi Kotal area on Thursday, The Dawn quoted security sources, as saying.

The Pak-Afghan border highway has been subsequently closed, resulting in a suspension of supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The bulk of NATO supplies trucked overland into Afghanistan are first shipped to Pakistan's southern port of Karachi, and then driven to the northwestern crossing at Torkham or a southwestern crossing at Chaman, Balochistan.


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