NATO Tankers Hit Again in Pakistan

In a violent repeat of a similar incident Friday, NATO tankers in Pakistan attempting to bring supplies to the coalition’s troops in Afghanistan were set ablaze by militants. Though there were no casualties Friday, this time three were killed and as many as eight were wounded. Pakistan has closed a major land route for supplies as retaliation against NATO helicopter strikes in the country; officials have promised to re-open the route “relatively quickly.” In the meantime, lines of more than 200 trucks and tankers have been forming near the country’s northern border, making them vulnerable to violence. The region is considered a headquarters for al Qaeda.