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Gunmen in Pakistan on Monday set ablaze five trucks carrying NATO equipment out of Afghanistan as the international military alliance winds down its combat mission there, officials said.
Four masked gunmen on two motorbikes opened fire at the vehicles, forcing them to stop and then doused them in petrol to set them on fire here.
“Five NATO trucks were carrying NATO equipment back. Gunmen first fired on the first vehicle and then sprinkled petrol on all of them,” Iftikhar Bugti, a senior government official told media by telephone.
The incident happened in Bolan district, around 120 kilometres southeast of Quetta, the provincial capital. “All five trucks have been almost completely destroyed,” Bugti said. One driver was slightly injured in the attack, he added. Syed Waheed Shah, another government official in Bolan, confirmed the attack.