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141 Nato containers/tankers looted torched, says Balochistan home ministry

- August 31, 2013 - Updated 910 PKT - From Web Edition

QUETTA: Balochistan Home Ministry said that 141 NATO containers and tankers were looted, torched, while seven persons were killed and more than a dozen persons wounded.


Unofficial sources claimed that the number of incidents of looting Nato containers and tankers are much higher than the officially released data.


Sources said that NATO containers and tankers have been carrying supplies for forces in Afghanistan by road from Karachi port to Chaman border in Balochistan for about a decade, but since 2006 onward the incidents of looting and burning of containers and tankers not only started but continued rising in different parts of Balochistan mostly in Khuzdar, Mastung, outskirts of Quetta, Kuchlak, Qila Abdullah, Pishin and adjoining areas.


Goods looted from these containers are openly sold in the markets of the cities in the province.


It may be recalled that the former chief minister, Aslam Raisani had admitted in the provincial assembly during the July 2012 session that he was unable to provide security to the NATO forces transports due to lack of resources.


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