3 NATO oil tankers set ablaze in Khyber Agency

KHYBER AGENCY: At least three NATO oil tankers were set ablaze in Khyber Agency’s Landi Kotal area on the Pak-Afghan highway on Monday. According to the media reports, the explosion occurred in one of the oil tankers which resulted in a container catching fire as well. Fire fighters reached the site, evacuating the area and other vehicles were shifted to a secure location to prevent further damage.

The blast occurred during iftari time while drivers were eating at a local hotel nearby. There were no casualties or injuries reported yet. Earlier more than a dozen NATO tankers had caught fire following a blast in a container terminal in the Ring Road area late on Saturday. A police source had informed The Express Tribune that the blast took place in the Fauji Logistics, where at least 55 tankers were parked when the fire broke out.The report quoting sources added that around 30 of these tankers had caught fire and only 15 could be taken to a safer place. – Onlinenews