Dozens Of Fuel Trucks Set Alight Outside Kabul
Date of Publication : Sunday 6 July 2014 14:50
Gul Aghan Hashimi, the crime investigation director of Kabul police, said July 5 that "a magnetic bomb caused the fuel tankers to catch on fire."
The fire triggered by the bomb set ablaze tankers waiting to enter the city in a parking lot west of the Afghan capital. Early reports put the number of trucks ablaze at 400.
Hashmat Stanikzai, a Kabul police spokesman, said no casualties were reported as fire fighters tried to control the fire.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement by spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
It is not clear if the trucks, which belonged to a private company, were supplying fuel to NATO forces.