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2008-07-15 09:01:21

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Dera Murad Jamali [Baluchistan Province], 15 July: Gas supply to Pirkoh purification plant was suspended after unknown miscreants blew up an 18-inch diameter gas pipeline in Sui [in Baluchistan], Tuesday [15 July]. According to reports, the miscreants had strapped a powerful explosive device with the pipeline, which damaged its three-foot- long piece. SSGC [Sui Southern Gas Company] technical teams were sent to the...

2006-09-01 06:22:31

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - An elderly rebel chieftain whose killing by Pakistani security forces last weekend sparked violent protests was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe and government officials attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (150 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They...

2006-09-01 03:45:44

By Asim Tanveer DERA BUGTI, Pakistan (Reuters) - An elderly rebel chieftain whose killing by Pakistani security forces last weekend sparked violent protests was hastily buried on Friday in his hometown in Pakistan's restive southwest province of Baluchistan. Only about 30 members of Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti's tribe attended the funeral at his family's ancestral graveyard in Dera Bugti, a town 245 km (150 miles) southeast of the provincial capital, Quetta. They were outnumbered by well...

2006-08-26 16:06:24

By Kamran Haider ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Nearly 60 people, including a prominent rebel leader, were killed in a battle between government forces and guerrillas in Pakistan's gas-rich Baluchistan province, the government said on Sunday. An Interior Ministry official said 21 members of the security forces and 37 rebels were killed in the fighting, which appeared to be among the heaviest in the southwestern province in years. "It is confirmed, Nawab Bugti has been killed in an...

2006-05-17 02:14:54

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Tribal militants fighting for more autonomy blew up a natural gas pipeline in Pakistan's troubled southwest on Wednesday, killing a girl and wounding her mother and another relative, officials said. The girl died when the 16 inch diameter pipeline passing near her house in Dera Bugti town in Baluchistan province blew up, Abdul Samad Lasi, a senior government official in the area, said. In another incident, militants attacked a police station near Dera...

2006-02-27 04:40:57

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Suspected tribal militants attacked a train in Pakistan's southwest province of Baluchistan on Monday, opening fire on paramilitary guards on board but there were no casualties, officials said. The train was attacked near Baneri, around 80 km (50 miles) southeast of Baluchistan's capital of Quetta, and derailed when the driver braked after hearing an explosion, said a senior railway official. An engine and two carriages jumped the track, but did not...

2006-02-05 06:19:35

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Tribal militants fired more than 100 rockets into a town near Pakistan's largest gas field in the troubled province of Baluchistan, killing eight people, officials said on Sunday. The rockets hit the town of Sui late Saturday, damaging 16 houses. Police said two military guards and six civilians were killed in the attack, which followed a similar rocket blitz on Friday and early Saturday around the nearby town of Dera Bugti. The area's senior government...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'