Suspected Taliban fighters attacked trucks ferrying supplies to forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) in Afghanistan late Tuesday night, killing at least seven people and torching nearly 50 of the vehicles, police officials said.
The attack took place at a depot on the outskirts of Islamabad on the road to the north-western city of Peshawar. According to officials, at least 10 gunmen arrived at the scene on motorbikes and small trucks and opened fire on drivers and workers.
Kalim Iman, inspector general of Islamabad police, said that police were searching for the perpetrators who managed to escape. Four other people also injured in the attack.
Separately, six security officers were killed by terrorists in an attack in the north-western Orakzai tribal region. The army killed 30 terrorists in a counter offensive.