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Ghotki pipeline blast disrupts gas supplies

GHOTKI: The firefighters have overcome the blaze caused by gas pipeline blast in Ghotki district of Sindh, ARY News reported on Wednesday. 

Two persons posted at the pipeline for security were killed in the explosion in the wee hours of Wednesday at the Mir Kosh village of Ghotki district. Two persons were also injured  in the incident.

A Baloch separatist group has claimed responsibility of the attack. 

Police has found a mobile device and batteries from the place of the explosion.  

After the incident, Qadirpur Gasfield has been closed. 

The shutdown of gasfield disrupted 400 million cubic feet gas supply to consumers in Punjab and Sindh provinces. 

According to reports the blast damaged 15 feet portion of the gas pipeline.   

Balochistan Republican Army has claimed responsibility of the attack on the gas pipeline. 

Earlier this month three gas pipelines in Rahimyar Khan were attacked resulting in disruption of gas supply to industries in several parts of Punjab. 

That attack was also claimed by Balochistan Republican Army (BRA). 

Three pipelines of 36 inch, 18 and 16 inch diameter were attacked in an act of sabotage in the incident. 

Baloch nationalist groups fighting for the exclusive rights on the natural resources of the mineral rich southwestern Pakistani province of Balochistan.

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