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Baloch gas plant damaged in rocket attack

Tribal militants fired 19 rockets at security forces stationed in Dera Bugti blowing up the main regulator of a gas plant.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2006 11:07 IST

Suspected tribal militants fired 19 rockets at security forces stationed in Dera Bugti in troubled Balochistan province, blowing up the main regulator of a gas plant, Daily Times reported.

The attack on the Pir Koh gas plant led to suspension of gas supplies, the daily said.

Dera Bugti is one of the major scenes of the armed rebellion by Baloch nationalists protesting discrimination by the government in Islamabad and demanding an end to what they consider "colonisation" of the province by people from Punjab.

No casualties were reported in the rocket attack.

Three security officials were injured in a landmine explosion in Sangsila. In another incident of anti-government violence, a bomb exploded outside Radio Pakistan's building in Khuzdar, the newspaper said.

First Published: Apr 18, 2006 11:07 IST