At least 13 NATO containers reduced to scrap when unknown armed militants attacked huge supply of NATO oil tankers in Jamil terminal near Garhi Qamar Din area in the outskirt of Peshawar on Friday. Police sources said that the militants had planted around 10 explosive time devices in various containers, which went off with a big bang in the wee hour of Friday. The militants simultaneously opened fires at the staff and transporters of the vehicles, leaving five dead and six others injured. The consecutive blasts and containers flames were visible till late at night as the rescue workers and fire brigade squad arrived too much late to extinguish the fire. A nearby CNG station also came under attack during the firing of the militants.
Soon after the incident, Edhi ambulances and rescue staff rushed to the site and started rescue activities. They shifted the injured to Lady Reading Hospital. Those killed were identified as Muhammad Arshad son Ghulam Sarwar and conductor Zakir Hussain, both residents of Mandi Bahauddine, while the names of two other deceased could not be ascertained till the filing of this report. The injured were identified as Roman, son of Sardar, resident of Tangi district Charsadda, Tamas, son of Almas, resident of Tor Baba, Peshawar, Israr, son of Akbar Shah, resident of Charsadda, Ghulam Hussain, son of Abdul Rahman, Zar Mohammad, son of Lal Mohammad, resident of Charsadda, and Shah Khalid, son of Shabir, resident of Charsadda. According to sources, the rescue team of 1122 recovered a huge amount of money from one of the killed truck drivers and handed it over to Bana Mari Fazal Mowla police. So far no one has claimed responsibility of this attack.