Oil Tankers Ablazed and Drivers Kidnapped in Mastung

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 23 March 2015 15:40

QUETTA: Five oil tankers were set on fire with four drivers kidnapped by miscreants in Balochistan's Mastung district on Monday.

It has been reported on Levies sources that Armed men in Kirdi Gap area of Mastung opened fire on five oil tankers carrying fuel from Karachi for the Saindak Project situated in Balochistan's Chaghi district. 

The tankers caught fire as the gunfire ignited the fuel payload, following which the militants picked up four drivers and fled to an undisclosed location in the mountainous region.

Fire fighters were dispatched from Mastung city to put off the fire.

Levies and Frontier Corps (FC) personnel reached the spot as a probe into the incident went underway.

A search operation was launched in the area to ensure the safe recovery of kidnapped drivers, Levies said.

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 arson attacks blamed on insurgents attempting to disrupt two key supply lines that cross western Pakistan

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