According to EPA, the vehicles reportedly were destined for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) forces in Afghanistan, and allegedly have been attacked by suspected Islamic militants. Reports state that over recent years, tankers carrying oil for NATO troops have been regularly targeted by the Islamic militants on both sides of the border. US and NATO forces in landlocked Afghanistan get around 75 percent of their food and military supplies through Pakistan.
Waheed Khan / EPA
Flames and thick black smoke billowing from a line of tanker trucks Monday on the outskirts of Mastung, in the province of restive Baluchistan, Pakistan, as local residents look on.