Gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugti

Published January 20, 2014
— File photo
— File photo

DERA BUGTI: Unidentified persons blew up a 16-inch diameter gas pipeline in the Dera Bugti area of Balochistan on Monday, DawnNews reported.

According to the police, the incident occurred in Dera Bugti’s Pirkoh area where miscreants blew up a gas pipeline supplying gas to the Pirkoh gas plant from well number 41.

As a result of the explosion, gas supply to the Pirkoh plant was suspended.

Following the incident, the miscreants fled from the area.

Earlier on Jan 11, an 18-inch Sui gas pipeline was blown up by unknown miscreants in the Dera Murad Jamali area of Balochistan.

Sabotage of gas pipelines is a characteristic tactic of tribal militants and is frequently witnessed in Balochistan. However, the province also suffers from attacks carried out by Taliban militants.

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