Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Taliban destroy UN food trucks in Faryab

MAIMANA (PAN): Taliban fighters torched two trucks carrying food stuff for the World Food Programme (WFP) and killed one their drivers in the northern province of Faryab, officials said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on Tuesday morning in the Narin area between Qaisar and Almar districts of the province, provincial police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Khaliq Aqsai told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The two trucks loaded with food were set ablaze and a driver killed in the incident, he said.

The militants destroyed nearly 60 tonnes of wheat and ghee and Taliban also arrested two truck drivers, said Qaisar district chief Mohammad Siddique Hamidyar.

The trucks were transporting wheat, ghee, pulses and salt for 4,500 families in the Qaisar district, said a WFP staff, a UN agency, on condition of anonymity.

According to Aqsai, a woman was injured when a car passed by the burning trucks, but a driver Mohammad Aman said the woman died in the incident.

from Pajhwok
by Qutbuddin Kohi on Jul 10, 2012 - 12:57

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