QUETTA: A gas pipeline, 12-inch in diameter, was blown up in Mach town on Monday night as a result of which gas supply to Bolan district and adjacent areas, including parts of Quetta, was disrupted.
According to officials, militants planted explosives near the pipeline at the point where it passed a seasonal river in Killi Satakzai. The pipeline was completely destroyed in the blast.
Repair work on the pipeline had not begun till the filing of this report.
Just a day earlier, police claimed to have defused a bomb attached to a gas pipeline a few kilometres from the blast site of a restaurant in Jaffarabad.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 16th, 2011.