Gunmen launch deadly attack on NATO trucks in Pakistan

Afghan policemen extinguish burning NATO supply trucks after what police officials say was an attack by militants in the Torkham area near the Pakistani-Afghan border in Jalalabad Province Dec. 18, 2013. (Reuters)

A Pakistani official says gunmen have opened fire on a NATO supply convoy in the country's northwest, killing two truck drivers and wounding another.

Local administrator Mohammed Asif says the attack took place in the tribal Jamrud region on Tuesday when the trucks were heading to neighboring Afghanistan to take supplies to NATO forces.

Jamrud is located 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of the city of Peshawar.

The attack comes less than a week after the ruling political party in the northwest ended a three-month blockade of a NATO supply route to Afghanistan over contentious U.S. drone strikes in the country.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party blocked the route from the northwestern city of Peshawar, one of two overland routes used by NATO for getting supplies into and out of Afghanistan.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43