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Published:March 24th, 2008 08:07 EST
Militants Blow Up 36 Oil Tankers

Militants Blow Up 36 Oil Tankers

By SOP newswire

Suspected militants in Pakistan have blown up 36 oil tankers that supply fuel to U.S.-led forces in neighboring Afghanistan.

Pakistani officials Monday said the attackers set off two bombs near the trucks, triggering fires and explosions Sunday night in the Khyber tribal district. At least 70 people were wounded.

More than 80 oil tankers bound for Afghanistan were parked in the area when the explosion happened.

No one has claimed responsibility.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

Source: www.voanews.com