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Trailers en route to Afghanistan torched in northwestern Pakistan
PESHAWAR, Pakistan - About 150 militants armed with rockets and automatic weapons attacked a transport terminal in northwestern Pakistan that lies along a key supply route used by U.S. and NATO troops, wounding three guards and torching eight cement trucks Sunday, police said.
Militants in Pakistan frequently attack cargo terminals and other stops used by vehicles taking supplies to Western troops in Afghanistan through the legendary Khyber Pass. Scores of trucks have been damaged and several people have died, adding urgency to U.S. efforts to find safer supply routes.
Floggings are the proper punishment for sexual intercourse between unmarried people, drinking alcohol and slander, Mohammad said. Thieves should have their hands chopped off, except for poor people who steal to feed themselves. The punishment for adultery is death by stoning.
Russia has agreed to discuss the transit of American military supplies to Afghanistan across its territory.
The foreign ministry in Moscow said Russia was ready to co-operate if asked by the US.
Last month, Russia began allowing the movement of non-lethal supplies to US and Nato forces in Afghanistan.
The new offer of discussions comes a day after Russia and the US agreed to resume negotiations on reducing their nuclear arsenals.
Washington has been seeking alternative supply routes into Afghanistan since militants in Pakistan stepped up attacks on shipments moving by road.