Nine fuel tankers supplying NATO-led international forces in Afghanstan burst into flames when a mine exploded in the eastern province of Nangarhar.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

"The nine tankers were destroyed by the fire," the spokesman for the provincial government, Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, told Efe, adding that the explosion and fire caused no casualties.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, and one of the insurgent group's spokesmen, Zabiuallah Muyahid, confirmed in remarks to Efe that the target was a military convoy.

The tankers that blew up belonged to a private firm that supplies fuel to the NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The assets of the companies that supply the international forces are frequently the targets of attacks by the insurgents, who accuse the firms of complicity with NATO forces. EFE