(EnergyAsia, October 28 2010, Thursday) — Building on their success early this month, Taliban militia groups have threatened to launch more attacks on fuel trucks and depots in Pakistan operated by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) troops.

In a lightning raid, up to 12 Taliban gunmen damaged or destroyed 27 fuel trucks and killed a few people inside a NATO military compound near Islamabad in early October. The trucks were to have delivered the fuel to support NATO operations in Afghanistan.

The Taliban said it would carry out more attacks to avenge the increased attacks on their forces by US unmanned drones and to disrupt NATO’s activities and supply lines inside Pakistan.

Pakistan has also reacted angrily to an earlier NATO air strike that killed several of its soldiers by shutting the Torkham border crossing into Afghanistan.