Blast hits Turkish gas pipeline
Ankara, Turkey (4E) – An explosion hit a natural gas pipeline in southeastern Turkey Monday stopping the flow of gas from Iran to the country.
The explosion left a 54-yard-wide and 3-yard deep hole on the ground near the town of Doğubayazıt in Agri province, energy officials said.
It was the second attack on an energy pipeline in four days. On Thursday, an explosion in the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum pipeline stopped the flow of Azerbaijani natural gas to Turkey. The same pipeline was hit by an explosion in May.
The latest explosion is being linked to Kurdish separatists, who are fighting for an independent homeland in Turkey for 30 years.