Peshawar, July 27: Pakistan has temporarily suspended NATO supplies into Afghanistan due to fears of attacks by militants, officials have said.
“Movement of NATO vehicles has been temporarily suspended since Wednesday evening to beef up security,” The Express Tribune quoted a paramilitary official, as saying.
Local administration official Bakhtiar Khan confirmed that supplies have been suspended for “security reasons”.
“Intelligence officials have informed the authority that attacks may occur on NATO vehicles this week and in the light of this a security plan is being chalked out,” Khan said.
He said the NATO route would “resume very soon”, but that until then trucks carrying supplies for the 130,000-strong U.S.-led mission in Afghanistan had been told not to approach the border.
Gunmen on Tuesday attacked a convoy of NATO supply trucks, killing a driver, in the town of Jamrud in Khyber Agency. (ANI)