People look at the fire flaring up from the main gas pipeline after a bomb blast by suspected militants in Balochistan. — File Photo by AFP

DERA MURAD JAMALI: Militants on Wednesday blew up a gas pipeline in Balochistan’s Dera Murad Jamali area, leaving tens of thousands of consumers without gas, reports said.

The pipeline was attacked near the district’s Pat Feeder area.

The explosion and ensuing fire kicked up a blanket of smoke that hovered over the area and could be seen from several kilometres.

Officials said teams had been dispatched to repair the attacked pipeline. However, it may take two to three days to resume supplies to the affected consumers, they said.

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