Truck carrying fuel to NATO troops set afire in Pakistan

Pakistani residents watch burning NATO supply trucks after another attack on the outskirts of Quetta on September 27, 2011.

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  • The truck is set on fire near Quetta
  • Trucks carrying fuel and supplies to NATO forces are frequent targets
A truck carrying fuel for NATO forces was set ablaze Tuesday by suspected militants in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan, police said.
The truck was on its way to NATO forces in Afghanistan when unknown assailants ambushed it and set it on fire near Quetta, the provincial capital near the Pakistan-Afghan border, said police official Muhammad Khalil.
Trucks carrying fuel and supplies for NATO forces have become frequent targets of militants opposed to American presence in the region.