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Two killed as NATO container torched in Khyber Agency

PESHAWAR: Two persons killed when a container supplying stuff for NATO forces in Afghanistan came under attack by unidentified gunmen in the Khyber Agency on Friday. Details reached here said that the truck was attacked near Jamrud in Khyber tribal region, however the driver and another his colleague were killed, and the unidentified gunmen torched the truck and fled the scene.

It may be recalled that the attacks on the Nato trucks were intensified when Pakistan closed the border for 11 days after a NATO helicopter strike that killed two Pakistani border guards.

The U.S. and NATO at one point sent some 80 percent of their non-lethal supplies through Pakistan into Afghanistan, but have been steadily reducing that amount, instead using Central Asian routes to the north and other means. About 40 percent of supplies now come through Pakistan, 40 percent through the Central Asian routes, and 20 percent by air.-SANA

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