Taliban attack NATO supplies in Afghan east, destroy dozens of trucks

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NATO troops walk near burning NATO supply trucks after, what police officials say, was an attack by militants in the Torkham area

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Four Taliban militants struck a NATO post in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Thursday, destroying dozens of trucks and sparking a gun battle with polices, Afghan officials said.

The attack took place in the parking compound of a NATO base near the Torkham crossing on the Pakistani border, near the Khyber Pass and a main supply route for NATO-led forces in land-locked Afghanistan.

Militants on both sides of the border have for years been attacking supplies bound for NATO-led forces in Afghanistan. (Reuters)

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