QUETTA - A main gas pipeline, supplying gas to Sui purification plant was blown up, in restive Dera Bugti district while a youngster was wounded in a landmine blast in Kohlu, on Sunday.

According to Levies Force sources, unidentified people had attached an explosive device to a 16-inch gas pipeline in Pir Koh area of Dera Bugti. The device went off with a huge blast destroying a large portion of the pipeline and suspending gas supply to the purification plant from Well No 29, 21 and 15. However, no loss of life was reported in the blast. Law enforcement agencies rushed to the site and cordoned off the area, however no arrest has been made in this connection.

Defunct Baloch Republic Army (BRA) has claimed responsibility for blowing up the pipeline in Pirkoh.

In anther incident, a child was wounded in Kohlu when he stepped on a landmine that exploded loudly. He was rushed to nearby hospital for treatment.