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Taliban hit Nato fuel trucks

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.



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