Attack on NATO supply line in Pakistan kills 1

September 13, 2013 - 3:35 AM

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani police official says suspected militants fired rocket-propelled grenades at trucks carrying NATO oil supplies in southwestern Pakistan, killing a driver.

The official, Mohammed Yousaf, says the attack took place before dawn on Friday in the town of Sorab in Baluchistan province. The town is 150 kilometers (90 miles) south of the provincial capital of Quetta.

Nine oil tankers caught fire during the attack. No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicion fell on Islamic militants who have carried out many attacks on the trucks since the war in neighboring Afghanistan started.

Trucks carrying supplies for NATO troops in Afghanistan travel up from the southern port city of Karachi and cross the border in two different places, one of them in Baluchistan.