PESHAWAR, March 28: Suspected militants blew up a gas pipeline at Ring Road in the limits of Bana Mani police station here on Wednesday.

The blast caused suspension of supply of natural gas to many localities of Peshawar including Hayatabad. The blast had taken place for the second time in the area as the same pipeline had been blown up two years ago, said DSP Tariq Khan.

An official of Bomb Disposal Squad said that abut one kilogram explosives were used in the blast.

The general manager of Sui Northern Gas Pipelines, Haroon Khan, said that the blast had caused suspension of gas to Hayatabad, Achini and other adjacent areas.

However, he said that natural gas was supplied to Hayatabad Industrial Estate from another line.