QUETTA: A gas pipeline and a high voltage transmission pylon were blown up in separate incidents in restive areas of Dera Bugti and Barkhan on Tuesday.
According to officials, an explosive device was planted along the eight inch diameter gas pipeline in Dera Bugti. The detonation caused a big blast, disrupting the gas supply from Well No. 29 to the gas purification plant.
Law enforcement agencies rushed to the spot, shortly, after the explosion and cordoned off the area. A team started repair work soon after the incident.
The police have registered a case against unidentified men and started an investigation.
Talking to The Express Tribune an official said, “the gas pipeline was blown up in the early hours of Tuesday.”
Meanwhile, a 132 kV transmission pylon was blown up near Barkhan and Kholu suspending power supply to most of the villages of these districts.
According to sources, unknown persons planted explosive materials beneath the power pylon, which upon detonation damaged the power pylon, in turn suspending the power supply to major parts of Barkhan and Kholu districts.
A security personnel rushed to the spot soon after the incident.
A case has been registered against unknown persons and an investigation is underway. Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack, till the filing of this report.