Bomb damages gas pipeline in Pakistan
A bomb blew up a state-owned gas pipeline in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday.india Updated: Aug 13, 2006 05:15 IST
A bomb blew up a state-owned gas pipeline in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, leaving thousands without gas but causing no injuries, a spokesman said.
No one claimed responsibility for the attack in Quetta, the capital of volatile Baluchistan province.
Maqbool Ahmed, spokesman for Sui Southern Gas Pipelines Ltd, said they were making efforts to restore supplies.
He gave no further details, but previous such attacks have been blamed on renegade tribesmen who have launched a violent campaign to pressure the central government for increases in royalties for gas extracted in their areas.
First Published: Aug 13, 2006 05:15 IST