Islamist militants blow up Yemen gas pipeline

April 27, 2012 00:11

ADEN - Islamist militants linked to al-Qaida blew up a gas pipeline on Thursday night in the eastern Yemeni province of Shabwa, a local official and residents said.

The attack is the third against oil and gas facilities in the impoverished country within a month.

Resident said columns of fire and smoke could be seen from several kilometres away.

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