Gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugti

Published: January 3, 2012
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This file photo shows two security officials inspecting a section of a gas pipeline blown up by militants in Balochistan.

This file photo shows two security officials inspecting a section of a gas pipeline blown up by militants in Balochistan.

QUETTA: An eight inch diameter gas pipeline in Loti gas field, in Dera Bugti, Balochistan was blown up on Tuesday by unknown men, the Balochistan levies said.

According to a Balochistan Levies official, unknown saboteurs planted an explosive device to gas pipeline. The resultant explosion destroyed a section of the eight-inch diameter gas pipeline.

As result, gas supply from well No 9 and 12 to the purification plant were suspended. A heavy contingent of security forces reached the spot and cordoned off the area. Repairs to the damaged pipeline were started soon after the incident. No group has so far claimed the responsibility for the attack.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Cautious
    Jan 3, 2012 - 10:33PM

    One of the hidden cost of having a pipeline — security. Many places in the World will require pipelines to be buried – something you should consider.

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  • JSM
    Jan 4, 2012 - 8:01PM

    What will be the fate of Iran Pakistan pipe line?

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  • Malik
    Jan 4, 2012 - 9:17PM

    How ironic is that whole Pakistan uses the gas of balochistan and the baloch women still collect wood to use as fuel. Pakistani leadership and Baloch sardars are equally responsible for this.

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