Afghan Taliban fighters attacked a convoy of fuel trucks at the Pakistan border, triggering a firefight between police guards and Islamist insurgents. A suicide bomber explosion and a gunfight resulted in 37 fuel trucks being burned.
Afghan officials claim that up to four suicide bombers participated in the attack on NATO outpost in eastern Nangarhar province, near the Torkham border crossing with Pakistan. The main target of the assault was a convoy of fuel trucks parked there.
According to border police spokesman Idris Momand, the attack began early Thursday morning.