1 Killed as Oil Tanker Catches Fire in Northern Afghanistan
Afghanistan Isolated Incident // Fire
PUL-E-KHUMRI -- Police said one person was killed on Thursday afternoon when an oil tanker caught fire in Pul-e- Khumri city, the capital of Baghlan province. According to Zia Kargar, the head of the anti-criminal police department in the province, The tanker caught fire at about 4 p.m. (local time). He said six shops were also burned in the incident and an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the accident. However, some local residents claimed that a sticky bomb planted to the vehicle may have triggered the fire. Taliban militants, who have been engaged in more than a decade-long militancy, launched a spring offensive which began on May 3 to target Afghan troops and NATO forces across the country. The outfit warned civilians to stay away from military convoys, centers and official gatherings which are considered as legitimate targets.
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