The Pakistani police say they have registered at least three claims against NATO contractors and their staff for torching their own containers.
"Some evidence shows that contractors bombed their tankers themselves for some reasons," an owner of vehicles supplying US-led troops in Afghanistan, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Xinhua on Saturday.
The Pakistani police say there is evidence that bombs have been planted in many of the vehicles by the "NATO contractors" or their staff, who have been contracted by NATO to supply fuel and goods to forces in Afghanistan.
An oil tanker owner from Nowshera named Dost Mohammad said a NATO contractor had recently been caught trying to plant a bomb under an oil tanker.
"This happened in the area of Paiyee, when he was putting the bomb under the vehicle,” he added.
He stated that the contractor had apparently sold off the fuel first, adding, "Only 2,000 liters from the original 50,000 liters had been left in the tanker to cover up the crime."
Dost Mohammad said it is a win-win situation for the contractors, noting, "If an old vehicle is burnt, NATO gives them money for a new vehicle. In addition, they receive compensation for all the fuel lost as well."
Nisar Tanuli, a district police officer in Nowshera, confirmed that the police have arrested some people red-handed attempting to attach bombs to their own vehicles after selling the fuel.
However NATO contractor Tariq Staar rejected the allegations, saying, "We take risk of our lives to complete the safe supply, but there is no security for us."
Over 300 loaded trucks and oil tankers that were bound for NATO forces in Afghanistan have been looted or burnt in Pakistan on their way from Karachi to Afghanistan over the past two years.http://www.presstv.ir/detail/146162.html