Two Gas Pipelines Blown Up in Pakistan’s Baluchistan
Text of report headlined “Gas supply to Sui plant, Mastung cut after attack” by Pakistani newspaper Dawn website on 16 August
Quetta [Baluchistan Province], 15 August: Two gas pipelines – one in the Pir Koh gas field and the other in Lakpass area – were blown up on Friday [15 August], suspending supply to the Sui plant and Mastung Town.
Also in Mastung, a house was damaged after unidentified men hurled a hand-grenade.
Official sources said that a bomb planted under the main pipeline supplying gas to the Sui purification plant from the Pir Koh gas field exploded late on Friday night.
“A five-foot-long portion of the 18-inch pipeline was blown up in the blast,” the sources said, adding that supply to the Sui plant was affected.
Originally published by Dawn, Karachi, in English 16 Aug 08.
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