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Pakistani gas pipeline blown up

A gas pipeline has been blown up in Pakistan’s troubled southern province of Balochistan, officials say. An official said the blast in Pirkoh early on Thursday would disrupt gas supplies to some parts of the country. No one was injured in the blast, and no-one has admitted carrying out the apparent attack, officials said. Tribal militants in Balochistan, the source of Pakistan’s main gas reserves, are demanding greater control over natural resources. The situation in the province is unsettled, with increasing violence between rebels and security forces. The explosion damaged a pipe connecting a well to a gas compression plant in Pirkoh. Full Story

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