At least 30 NATO oil tankers and containers were torched following a rocket attack on a container terminal near Quetta of southwestern Pakistan on Thursday night, reported PTV, a government-run television in Pakistan.
Pakisitani policemen look at the burning NATO supply oil tankers and goods trucks at a terminal in Quetta, southwest Pakistan, on Dec. 8, 2011. At least 30 NATO oil tankers caught fire following a rocket attack on an oil tanker terminal here on Thursday, reported local Urdu TV Express. [Xinhua]
According to the local media reports, some unknown people attacked a private container terminal with rockets at the Kharot Abad area, a place close to the west of Quetta, capital of Balochistan province in southwestern Pakistan.
More than 35 NATO oil tankers and containers were parked at the terminal when the attack occurred, said local media reports, adding that firing also followed the rocket attack.
No one was killed or injured in the attack, but many NATO oil tankers and containers caught fire following the attack, said the reports.
Six fire engines have been dispatched to the site after the attack was reported. However, fire fighters were unable to bring the huge fire under control, said the reports.
No group has claimed the responsibility for the attack yet.
Thursday night's attack on NATO supply convoys is the most serious of its kind in the country since the Nov. 26 NATO cross-border strike at two army border checkpoints in Pakistan.
Thousands of NATO supply convoys have been stranded in Pakistan following the Pakistani government's decision to block the NATO supply lines via Pakistan in retaliation for the NATO air strike which killed 24 Pakistani troops and wounded 13 others.