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(EXPLOSIVE HAZARD) IED EXPLOSION RPT (UNK) DESC : 1 CIV KIA
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1. DATE / TIME OF INCIDENT: 07APR07 (Time unknown) 2. LOCATION: Khyber Agency near Torkham Border, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan 3. SUMMARY:DESC has confirmed through their contractor (Cogeco) that truck # TLF 633 was destroyed by a fire caused by an explosion and that it was one of their trucks from a CALTEX refinery. The truck number was originally reported incorrectly as PLF. DESC and Cogeco do not have any other details concerning KIA or wounded. It has had no affect on other deliveries or the supply route. DESC has 30+ trucks at Torkham border today (09APR07) that are expected to cross. Additional news article from Peshawar Afghan Islamic Press: A woman was killed when an explosion occurred in a tanker supplying fuel to coalition forces. Eyewitnesses and local officials told Afghan Islamic Press [AIP] that an explosion occurred in a tanker supplying fuel to coalition forces in Afghanistan near the Mechani checkpoint between Landi Kotal [in Pakistan] and Torkham [Nangarhar Province] today, killing a woman who was passing by. A local journalist told AIP that the tanker had been parked there for three days. A local official of the district office told the journalist that the woman was passing by the place in a vehicle with other passengers. Eyewitnesses said the tanker caught fire when the explosion occurred. The tanker was completely burnt out. Source: DESC-ME (Bahrain) and Peshawar Afghan Islamic Press (provided by USTRANSCOM J2) 4. PERSONNEL / EQUIPMENT INVOLVED:One fuel truck and one person in proximity of explosion. 5. REMARKS / OTHER INFORMATION: This will be the final CCIR unless additional significant information becomes available. 6. PUBLICITY: Local newspapers.