Pakistani troops foil attack on Nato supply terminal

May 15, 2014 - 12:00:00 am

PESHAWAR: Pakistani troops yesterday foiled an attack on a Nato supply terminal in the northwest, killing one attacker and forcing others to flee, officials said.

The attack was mounted in the Jamrud area of the Khyber tribal district that borders Afghanistan, said government official Ali Sher.

“The militants started firing on the terminal and tried to enter it,” Sher said, adding that the attack involved up to 12 people armed with automatic weapons and mortars.

“The Frontier Corps retaliated and forced the militants to flee, leaving one dead body behind.”

An intelligence official in Jamrud confirmed the attack.

Pakistan is a key supply route for the US-led mission in landlocked Afghanistan, particularly as Nato forces prepare to withdraw troops and equipment by the end of this year.                             AFP