QUETTA: On Tuesday, police said, gunmen set afire vehicles carrying supplies for Nato troops fighting in neighbouring Afghanistan, in the second such attack in twenty-four hours.
The two tankers were attacked in Balochistan, the southwestern province of Pakistan that borders Iran and Afghanistan.
The attacks came a week after Pakistan opened the main border crossing used by Nato supply convoys, following an eleven-day blockage implemented after a cross-border Nato helicopter attack killed two Pakistani soldiers.
Khuda Bakhsh, a police official said that two gunmen on a motorbike stopped the trucks at gun point, forcing the drivers and their helpers to leave.
Khuda Bakhsh said the gunmen dowsed the trucks in petrol before shooting at them at Dasht Bado town, 175 kilometres south of the provincial capital Quetta.
The attackers ran away quickly on their motorbike, he said.
A senior police officer in Quetta confirmed the attack, which came less than twenty-four hours after three tankers were attacked in Balochistan on Monday.
There was no claim of responsibility.