Unknown gunmen blow up gas pipeline in Shabwa one day after export "to resume"

Unknown gunmen blow up gas pipeline in Shabwa one day after export "to resume"

An official source in Shabwa governorate, southeastern Yemen, said on Monday that unidentified gunmen have blown up gas pipeline in Alnashimah area of Rudhom district, south of Shabwah.

 

The attack on the gas pipeline came one day after Shabwa's Governor, Hamid lamlas, has said on Sunday that his administration was working on the resumption of oil production and export, as well as the operation of Balhaf gas facility after nearly two years of suspension.

 

"A violent explosion shook the area, which turned out to be an attack by unknown gunmen on the pipeline that transfers gas from Marib to Balhaf," according to the source.

 

The source pointed out that the explosion has inflicted serious damages to the pipeline. "The blast took place in an uninhabited area and 7 kilometers away from the government forces."



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