Kabul: An Afghan official says Taliban suicide bombers have attacked Nato fuel trucks near the Pakistani border. A gunbattle that followed killed one Afghan policeman and wounded three.
A spokesman in Nangarhar province, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, says the attack took place early Wednesday at the Nato outpost near the Torkham border crossing, a key supply route for the alliance.
Abdulzai says three suicide bombers first blew up a car at the gate of the parking lot of the Nato outpost. The explosion set off a fire that destroyed several of the privately-owned tankers. The attackers then stormed into the compound.
Abdulzai says the attackers were killed in the ensuing gunbattle.
Nato says there were no casualties among coalition troops.