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Gunmen kill NATO truck drivers in Pakistan

At least two drivers in a convoy of Afghanistan-bound NATO tankers in Pakistan’s restive north-west were shot dead on Monday, an official said.

The attack occurred days after a ceasefire declared by the Taliban insurgents expired last week.

Gunmen fired rocket-propelled grenades and bullets at oil tankers in the Jamrud area near Peshawar city on the main highway leading into Afghanistan, administration official Amjad Khan said.

A driver was killed in the similar attack last week.

The attackers escaped after the ambush. Nobody claimed responsibility but Taliban rebels have targeted previous NATO shipments passing through Pakistan.

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