Main Electricity transmission line, 3 towers blown up in Sui (PAKISTAN)
QUETTA, May 3 (Online): Unknown miscreants blew up a main transmission line between Sui and Kashmoor and three electricity towers with explosive material resulting in suspension of electricity in Sui on Wednesday.
Meanwhile in another incident, an army vehicle hit a land mine on a dirt road in a volatile tribal region, injuring two soldiers, a senior government official said.
According to details, unknown miscreants blew up a main transmission line (22,000KV) and three towers that was supplying electricity to Sui and Kashmoor resulting in suspension of electricity for quite a while in adjoining areas .
It has been told that provision of electricity by means of a generator to gas plant has started till the filing of the report .
Meanwhile in another incident, an army vehicle hit a land mine on a dirt road in a volatile tribal region, injuring two soldiers, a senior government official said. The incident happened near the town of Sui, about 350 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, said Abdul Samad Lasi, the region\'s top government official. He said the blast badly damaged the vehicle and the injured had been transported to an area hospital. Although no one immediately claimed responsibility, Lasi blamed supporters of a renegade tribal elder for the attack, adding they were doing such things to press demands for an increase in royalties for resources extracted in their territories. He said tribesmen often attack gas facilities with rockets and plant land mines in an effort to restrict movement of security forces, who have been deployed to guard key gas fields and other facilities in the rugged region.
Von: 03.05.06 http://paktribune.com