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Two killed in attack on Nato convoy

Two truck drivers were killed and another injured when gunmen opened fire on a Nato supply convoy in north-west Pakistan, an official said today.

Local administrator Mohammed Asif said the attack took place in the tribal Jamrud region as the trucks were heading to neighbouring Afghanistan to take supplies to Nato forces.

Jamrud is 25 miles (40km) north-west of the city of Peshawar.

The attack comes less than a week after the ruling political party in the north-west ended a three-month blockade of a Nato supply route to Afghanistan over contentious US drone strikes in the country.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party blocked the route from Peshawar, one of two overland routes used by Nato for getting supplies into and out of Afghanistan.


From Belfast Telegraph