Twenty-five Militants Killed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Gunmen have torched six NATO oil tankers in
Pakistan's Punjab province -- not usually the area in which these
attacks take place.

The attack came as 10 police officers were recovering from
injuries sustained when a suicide car bomber blew up a prison van.
Two officers are in critical condition.

The army, meanwhile, is keeping up pressure on the Pakistani
Taliban in the tribal belt. Twenty suspected fighters have died in
fighting, while officials say apparent U.S. missiles have killed
five alleged insurgents in a nearby northwest region.

In the tanker attacks, suspected militants in two pickup trucks
rode up to a gas station where the tankers were parked and opened
fire before setting the vehicles aflame. Four police officers were
killed at the scene.

According to one official, the drivers of the oil tankers said
they were headed for NATO troops in Afghanistan. The militants
managed to flee.

The attack took place not far from the Punjab border with the
northwest province.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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