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Oil tankers catch fire during clash; highway closed

18 Jun 2019 - 12:52
18 Jun 2019 - 12:52

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): The northern highway was closed for traffic on Tuesday when two oil tankers caught fire due to a clash between in northern Baghlan province, an official said.

Police spokesman Javid Basharat told Pajhwok Afghan News the Taliban attacked the security forces in Dand-i-Ghori locality at around 10:00 am.

He did not provide information about casualties but said the oil tankers were engulfed by flames, forcing the highway;s closure.

A fire brigade team, which has arrived in the area, is expected reopen the highway for traffic soon. Attacks on oil tankers on the northern highway hace increased recently.

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