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15 Charred to Death in NATO Tanker Blast (Landi Kotal)

Posted by on Saturday, May 21, 2011, 10:44
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At least 15 people were charred to death after a NATO tanker went up in flames over a bomb blast in Landi Kotal tehsil of Khyber Agency late Friday night.

NATO Tanker Blast
NATO Tanker Blast

According to sources, miscreants planted a bomb in a parked oil tanker before fleeing the scene.

The bomb went off after a few moments, engulfing one tanker in flames.

Locals gathered around the tanker to collect oil, but the tanker blew up due to gas pressure, killing all 15 people present there.

Later, security forces reached the scene and cordoned off the area.

According to reports, arrangements have been finalized to offer funeral of the victims.

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