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Taliban sets oil tankers
on fire in Afghanistan

Reuters, by Staff

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/5/2014 3:44:35 PM

aliban insurgents set fire on Saturday to about 200 oil tanker trucks supplying fuel for NATO forces in an attack just outside the Afghan capital Kabul, police said. Television footage showed black smoke billowing above the site of the attack, with the charred wreckage of dozens of trucks scattered around a vast parking space. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the trucks carried fuel intended for U.S.-led NATO forces. It was unclear how the fire was started. Some Afghan media reported that insurgents had fired rockets at the tankers late on Friday. There were no immediate reports of

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Preliminary police reports estimate about 200 tankers have been burned.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lalo, 7/5/2014 4:13:32 PM     (No. 9912149)

To give the devil his due, it was pretty slick of them, no pun intended, to pull off this much mayhem with no deaths or injuries.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: harper, 7/5/2014 6:42:12 PM     (No. 9912251)

The sun never sets on the work of Obamasons. Somewhere it the world, be it Polar Bear hunting or fighting civilization as here, their "work" goes on.

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