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Oil tankers attacked, four drivers abducted in Pakistan

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Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) Armed men set five oil tankers on fire in Pakistan on Monday and also kidnapped four drivers before fleeing from the scene.

Sources in the paramilitary force, Balochistan Levies, said that armed men opened indiscriminate fire on five oil tankers in Mastung district of Balochistan province, Dawn online reported.

The sources added that the tankers were carrying fuel from Karachi to Balochistan’s Chaghi district when they were targeted in Kirdi Gap of the district.

The tankers caught fire as the gunfire ignited the fuel payload, following which the militants picked up four drivers and fled.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. However, Levies suspect Baloch separatist militants could be behind the attack.

Oil tankers have regularly been targeted with insurgents attempting to disrupt two key supply lines that cross western Pakistan.

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