Rebels blow up repaired gas pipeline


QUETTA – Rebels blew up the largest gas pipeline in southwestern Pakistan on Thursday for a second time this week, again leaving thousands of consumers without gas, officials said. A senior administration official Anwar Durrani told the journalists that militants dynamited it overnight only a few hours after the authorities repaired it.
Sui Southern Gas company spokesman Enayatullah Ismail confirmed the fresh attack but said it would take another two days to restore supplies to 200,000 consumers in the province. The Baluch Republican Army militant group claimed the responsibility for both attacks. Baluch tribes are fighting for more political rights and a greater share of profits from the region’s natural resources.