Pakistan mob burns two APCs set for US Afghan force
PAKISTAN: Gunmen in the Pakistani port city of Karachi set fire to
two armoured personnel carriers (APCs) bound for U.S. forces in
Afghanistan, police said on Monday.
There have been reports Islamist militants had threatened to start
attacking supplies bound for foreign forces in Afghanistan in Karachi,
where many supplies arrive before being trucked overland into
Afghanistan. The APCs were on a lorry parked by a main road since Aug.
18 because of a strike by truck drivers over rising fuel prices.
"They were armed and about two dozen of them. They first fired and
then burned the two APCs," senior police official Faisal Noor told
Noor declined to comment when asked if the attack might have been the
work of Taliban supporters trying to disrupt supplies reaching foreign
forces in Afghanistan, saying his men were still investigating.
From Karachi, supplies for U.S. forces are trucked through two border
crossings, one into the southern Afghan town of Spin Boldak, and the
other to the northeast at the top of the Khyber Pass.
Karachi, Monday, Reuters