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Afghan suicide blitz kills 8

A SUICIDE car bomber hit a fleet of fuel tankers intended for a NATO base in southern Afghanistan, killing eight Afghans and wounding 21 others, officials said yesterday.

The attack in Helmand province late on Friday burned six fuel tankers parked outside the town of Gereshk, said Helmand governor spokesman Dawood Ahmadi. The trucks had been headed to a large NATO base that primarily houses United States and British soldiers.

The attack killed eight Afghan drivers or their assistants and 21 were wounded, said Abdel Ahad Khan, the Gereshk district chief.

Attacks late last year against US and NATO supply trucks raised concerns that militants were squeezing military supply routes. But a spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force said yesterday that there have been few or no attacks on supply trucks in recent months.


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