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5 dead in attack on convoy near Islamabad

From Samson Desta and Nasir Habib, CNN
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Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Trucks carrying oil and other supplies bound for NATO troops in Afghanistan came under fire Tuesday on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, leaving five people dead and five others wounded, Islamabad police said.

Ten to 12 gunmen on motorcycles and in pickup trucks attacked the convoy at a station where they were refueling and loading and unloading supplies, Islamabad Police Chief Syed Kalim Imam told local television reporters.

Nine tankers and 12 trailers were damaged, he said.

The trailers were carrying oil, heavy machinery and other supplies, Hakim Khan, a senior police official in Islamabad, told CNN.