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Taliban attack NATO trucks in Pakistan

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  • Taliban attack NATO supply terminals, torch at least 10 supply trucks
  • About 70 Taliban fighters attacked the facility in Peshawar; no casualties reported
  • Because Afghanistan is landlocked, many NATO supplies trucked in from Pakistan
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Taliban militants attacked NATO supply terminals Wednesday morning, torching at least 10 supply trucks in northern Pakistan, local officials said.

About 70 Taliban fighters attacked the facility in Peshawar, police said. A gunfight ensued between the insurgents and police.

No casualties were reported.

Peshawar is the capital of the North West Frontier Province, which intelligence officials say is rife with Islamic extremists and has been the site of recent clashes between Pakistani security forces and militants.

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Because Afghanistan is landlocked, many supplies for NATO-led troops fighting Islamic militants there must be trucked in from Pakistan.

Convoys carrying food and military supplies have regularly come under attack in the area.

Journalist Janullah Hashimzada contributed to this report.

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