Taliban bomb wrecks 22 Nato supply trucks in Afghanistan

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The Independent Online

A bomb planted by the Taliban destroyed 22 Nato trucks carrying supplies to US-led forces in northern Afghanistan.

Eighteen fuel tankers and four supply vehicles were parked in Aibak, the capital of Samangan province, when a bomb ripped through them, wounding one person, local police said. The Taliban claimed responsibility.

The convoy had been driven from Uzbekistan to northern Afghanistan. Pakistan recently reopened its border crossings with Afghanistan for Nato supplies after shutting them in November in retaliation for a US air strike which mistakenly killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.