Gas pipeline blown up, oil tanker torched, cop killed in Balochistan



Monday, August 26, 2013From Print Edition




DERA BUGTI: Miscreants in restive Balochistan’s Dera Bugti area blew up a gas pipeline, suspending the fuel supply to the main plant. Unknown miscreants torched an oil tanker in Mastung while a head constable was shot dead in Sibi,


An 18 inch diameter gas pipe line for the plant of well No.41 of Pirkoh gas field was blown up by unknown miscreants late at night in Dera Bugti‚ Levies sources said, adding that the explosive material was set off by remote control.


They said gas supply to the plant has been disrupted. A hunt for the miscreants was under way.Meanwhile, unidentified militants opened fire at an oil tanker and then set it on fire in Mastung on Sunday.


According to Levies sources, the tanker was going from Quetta to Karachi when four unidentified miscreants opened fire on it in the Dasht area. The driver and the conductor of the tanker remained safe but the tanker caught fire. On receipt of information, the Levies and fire brigade reached the spot and controlled the fire after one hour’s hectic efforts. — INP


PPI adds: Armed men shot dead a constable late on Saturday night in Sibi and fled from the scene.According to details, armed men opened fire on Head Constable Khiar Muhammad at Char Mori here when he was heading towards his home. The miscreants fled from the spot. Police have started an investigation.



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