Driver of Nato container shot dead
JAMRUD: Unidentified armed motorcyclists gunned down the driver of a Nato-supply container in Tedi Bazaar, Khyber Agency on Monday, official and local sources said.
The deceased Shehzad, son of Alam Shinwari, was heading to Afghanistan from Karachi, carrying supplies for Afghanistan-based Nato troops in the container bearing registration number TLP356.
When he reached Tedi Bazaar in Jamrud, unidentified armed men opened indiscriminate fire on him, killing him on the spot and the attackers managed to escape from the scene of crime.
Earlier on July 24, unidentified armed men had attacked a Nato-supply container killing its driver Attaullah and injuring his helper. The attack has also taken place in Jumrud not far from the latest site of the assault.
Following the incident, the Nato supplies were stopped for 10 days as the authorities tried to improve security for the containers and oil-tankers passing through the Peshawar district and Khyber Agency However, the Nato supplies resumed on 4 August, but two days later this last attack caused the death of a driver.
Earlier on July 3, Pakistan had reopened the Nato supplies routes following a deal with US when the later offered regrets over the death of 24 pakistani soldier in the airstrikes carried out by the American in Mohmand Agency on November 26, 2011.