Saturday, October 23, 2010

DTN News: Afghanistan TODAY October 23, 2010 - NATO Convoy Attacked In Afghanistan

Defense News: DTN News: Afghanistan TODAY October 23, 2010 - NATO Convoy Attacked In Afghanistan
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources
(NSI News Source Info) KABUL, Afghanistan - October 23, 2010: Afghan officials say Taliban militants have attacked a NATO convoy in southeastern Afghanistan, setting more than a dozen fuel tankers ablaze and killing at least three drivers.

A spokesman for the provincial governor said thirteen trucks carrying supplies for US-led foreign forces were destroyed in the Zabul Province attack, the Associated Press reported.

Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for the attack that took place in Shahra Safa district on Thursday night.

Militants have stepped up attacks on NATO supply convoys in Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan over the past weeks. During this period large numbers of NATO trucks have been torched in Pakistan alone.

Meanwhile, militants in Pakistan have warned they will continue attacks on NATO supply trucks as long as un-UN-sanctioned drone strikes target tribal areas.

In a separate development, a bomb attack has killed a district governor and his bodyguard in eastern Afghanistan.

The governor of Dur Baba in Nangarhar Province, identified only as Khorshid, was driving to work when the bomb struck his vehicle. Two more people were injured in the attack.

Khorshid is the second district governor to be killed in Afghanistan in the past month.

The security situation has been deteriorating across the war-torn country over the past few years.

Violence has spread from Afghanistan's volatile south to relatively peaceful areas over the course of the past year despite the presence of some 150,000 foreign troops.


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