Islamist militants blow up Yemen gas pipeline

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Posted: Apr 26, 2012 5:18 PM
Islamist militants blow up Yemen gas pipeline

ADEN (Reuters) - Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda 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 kilometers away.

(Reporting by Mohammed Mukhashaf; Writing by Mahmoud Habboush; Editing by Kevin Liffey)