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Taliban Torch 100 Nato And US Vehicles

From an overjoyed Al Jazeera:

Afghan supplies torched in Pakistan

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A guard has been killed and scores of lorries set on fire in an attack on a Pakistani supply terminal used by Nato and US forces in Afghanistan.

Kashaf Alam, a police official, said around 30 suspected Taliban fighters attacked the terminal with rockets and guns early on Sunday near Peshawar city in the country’s northwest.

The fire engulfed around 100 lorries and shipping containers.

Kifayatullah Khan, the terminal’s manager, said 62 of the destroyed containers carried Humvees and other military vehicles for Western forces in Afghanistan

The Taliban has carried out a a series of similar attacks in recent weeks, aimed at disrupting the vital supply route for US and Nato troops into Afghanistan through the Khyber Pass.

Supply lorries carry 75 per cent of the food and fuel for the foreign troops in Afghanistan.

A Taliban spokesman told Al Jazeera two weeks ago that such attacks would continue “until the [Afghan] government and the Americans are smashed”.

We want to show them they are not all-powerful and the mujahadin of Afghanistan can carry out attacks on our enemies in any part of the country,” Zabiullah Mujahid, the spokesman, said.

Coalition forces have reportedly discussed opening new supply routes into the country through Russia, and even Iran.

Al Jazeera’s Kamal Hyder, in Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, said: “It is not the first time that such an attack has taken place.

Just a few months ago over 60 trucks laden with fuel were sabotaged by elements, who later on took responsibility, opposed to the war in Afghanistan and want to send a strong signal.

“[The government] has not been able to provide the necessary security. There are critics of the government who say that all the security is employed to look after the very important personalities and the elite elements of society.” …

Wait until the office of the President Elect hears about this.

Pocheestahn is in for a major walloping.

(Just kidding, of course.)

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, December 7th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Taliban Torch 100 Nato And US Vehicles”

  1. bobbys says:

    I would not want to be a Taliban when BO gives them a very stern lecture.

  2. pinandpuller says:

    We could coordinate a counter-attack with that photographer from the Mumbai attacks-the one who said he could have shot the terrorists if he had a gun.

  3. proreason says:

    It’s a self-esteem issue with the Terrorists. Easily correctable with proper teaching.

  4. U NO HOO says:

    “who later on took responsibility, opposed to the war in Afghanistan and want to send a strong signal.”

    Maybe it was that sheehannn lady, you know, the one who camped at the GWB ranch.

  5. Liberals Demise says:

    It could be worserest……Obama could blow smoke rings at these jokers then have the bad guys turn around and sue the U.S. for second hand smoke!!

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