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Taliban hit NATO fuel trucks, kill 1 Afghan police

AP  |  Kabul 

An official says suicide bombers have attacked fuel trucks near the Pakistani border. A gunbattle that followed killed one policeman and wounded three.

A spokesman in Nangarhar province, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, says the attack early today took place at the outpost near the Torkahm border crossing, a key supply route for the alliance.

Abdulzai says three suicide bombers first blew up a car at the gate of the parking lot of the outpost. The explosion set off a fire that destroyed several of the privately-owned tankers. The attackers then stormed into the compound.

Abdulzai says the attackers were killed in the ensuing gunbattle.

NATO says there were no casualties among coalition troops. spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid says the insurgent group was behind the attack.

First Published: Wed, December 18 2013. 14:06 IST