NATO trucks attacked in Pakistan; bomber kills 8

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Militants in Pakistan have conducted a raid on a terminal in the northwestern city of Peshawar, destroying trucks that were to have ferried Humvees to Western forces in Afghanistan. Police say two people were killed in the attack.

Located on the supply route from Pakistan to Afghanistan, Peshawar has seen a surge in violence in recent weeks. The city lies close to the tribal regions along the border, where Osama bin Laden and other top al-Qaida leaders are believed to be hiding.

Afghanistan is landlocked and as much as 75 percent of NATO supplies must pass through Pakistan to get there.

Meanwhile, authorities say a suicide attack at a security checkpoint in the Swat Valley today killed 8 people and wounded 40.

And in Karachi, rival political and ethnic gangs continued to do battle. The city's police chief says 32 people have been killed in three days of violence.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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