Gas pipeline blown up in Dera Bugti

Published: April 1, 2012
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The blast has caused suspension of gas supply to Pirkoh Gas field from different wells. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

The blast has caused suspension of gas supply to Pirkoh Gas field from different wells. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

QUETTA: A gas pipeline was blown up in Dera Bugti on Sunday, suspending the gas supply to Pirkoh Gas field from different wells.

According to sources, unknown persons attached an explosive device to the gas pipeline near Pirkoh Gas field, that went off resulting in a huge explosion. The gas supply from three wells to Pirkoh gas field was suspended due to the blast.

“A 16-inch diameter pipeline was blown up and its repair work has started,” an official from Dera Bugti confirmed.

A heavy contingent of security forces reached the spot soon after the incident and cordoned off the area.

The banned Baloch Republican Army (BRA), in past, has often claimed responsibility for targeting gas pipelines in Dera Bugti. However, there have been no such claims for this latest attack so far.

Security forces have started investigations into the incident.

According to official sources, gas pipelines have been attacked 67 times during the past three months.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Tahir
    Apr 1, 2012 - 9:17PM

    This is their liberty according to some.

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  • Ravish
    Apr 1, 2012 - 10:10PM

    lol Why does Pakistan keep dreaming about IPI and TAPI pipelines?

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  • IJ
    Apr 1, 2012 - 11:13PM

    It is about time for the leadership to acknowledge that foreign terror financiers are roaming around freely and military is the only solution. The current leadership is out of touch. They should acknowledge the supremacy of the Arm forces, honor it and depend upon it as they have failed in protecting their citizens and their livelihood and future prosperity. They should focus on the well being of their country with strong security side by side without compromising even an inch of their sovreignity.

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  • stenson
    Apr 2, 2012 - 12:12AM

    @Tahir: This is the work of anti state criminals who enter from Afghanistan and get paid by foreign agencies. It may be just a nuisance but the border with Afghanistan should be completely fenced and mined.

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  • misaffiri
    Apr 2, 2012 - 1:52AM

    Please stop blaming afghan pskhtoons we are here in kp as well. we are pakistanis too.

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  • Senman
    Apr 2, 2012 - 2:23AM

    @Stenson
    Would the same solution can be applied in Kashmir?
    What is the difference between Freedom fighter and Militant in Pakistan?
    Hypocrites.

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  • Apr 2, 2012 - 7:24AM

    Another work of RAW. They (India) are jealous of Pakistan’s prosperity.

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  • MuslimPunjabi
    Apr 2, 2012 - 8:17AM

    @misaffiri:
    You are Pakistanis? Afghans hate Pakistanis despite the fact that they are welcomed in Pakistan.
    Some of my best friends are Afghans but they openly hate Pakistan….

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  • Harry Stone
    Apr 2, 2012 - 8:34AM

    @stenson:

    PAK lacks both the will and the ability to close the border. It is something that the US/NATO has been requesting for some time.

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  • Hamsafar
    Apr 2, 2012 - 9:21AM

    It is the Indian terror net work funding and feeding terrorism in Pakistan and trying to attack as many institutions and projects as possible to destabalize Pakistan.

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  • Cautious
    Apr 2, 2012 - 9:26AM

    Gas pipelines and militants are a bad combo – doesn’t matter where the pipeline originates.

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  • Kashmirian
    Apr 2, 2012 - 9:35PM

    @misaffiri:
    It is not about blaming pakhtoons, it is about baloch insurgents using afghan soil for terrorist activities in pakistani balochistan.

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  • NIDO
    Apr 3, 2012 - 10:34PM

    They are mercenaries and working for money only and they only choose soft targets. They have no motivation that is why they never got success in their activities. They killed poor punjabi barbers and washer-man in bal.

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