More than two dozen tankers carrying fuel for NATO have been set on fire in Pakistan. It’s believed that 12 suspected militants shot at the drivers to scare them away, before destroying the 27 vehicles. The tankers were parked at a filling station, enroute from Pakistan’s southern port city, Karachi, to Afghanistan. No one was killed.
This attack comes just one day after three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a cross-border NATO attack.
The mood appears to be turning against NATO:
“The government should stop all these supplies for two or three months so that NATO feel the effects and stop the massacre of Muslims,” said one Pakistani man who has a job driving supply trucks for NATO.
The government is taking the situation seriously. It stopped NATO trucks on the Khyber Pass hours after NATO’s deadly raid. Pakistan says it is the fourth incident in recent days.
The Khyber Pass is a vital supply route for the troops fighting in Afghanistan.