Pentagon says convoy attack not to impact operation in Afghanistan
U.S. Defense Department said Wednesday an attack on U.S. convoy in Pakistan that destroyed about 60 trucks won't impact the overall operation in Afghanistan, Xinhua reported.
Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said the attack destroyed only a small fraction of supplies transported into Afghanistan for U.S. and its allies' forces.
"Fifty or 60 containers is not a small attack by any means, but you look at that in terms of its impact on our overall operations, it's not going to have an effect," he said.
A NATO supply convoy was attacked near Pakistan's capital city of Islamabad late Tuesday night. The attack killed eight Pakistani nationals and wounded another 6. Some 60 trucks were destroyed.