Taliban set 200 oil tankers ablaze in Kabul

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Kabul, July 6: Taliban forces set around 200 oil tankers supplying fuel for the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) forces on fire outside the Afghan capital, police said.

Television footage showed black smoke covered the site of the attack and charred remains of dozens of vehicles scattered around a huge parking lot.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying the vehicles carried fuel for the US-led forces in Afghanistan although it was not clear how they started the fire. A section of the local media said that they had fired rockets at the tankers on Friday night. No casualties were reported, however.

The Taliban have vowed to disrupt the election procedure in Afghanistan

The attack occurred as Afghanistan prepares to announce the results of the first round of a recently held presidential election on Monday. The Taliban have vowed to disturb the poll process. On Thursday, militants targeted Kabul's international airport, destroying a helicopter.

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