Shabwa (Debriefer) Armed men on Friday evening damaged an oil pipeline in the Yemeni eastern governorate of Shabwa, the second subversive act within two weeks in the war-plagued country.
The pipeline was exploded in Maifa'a district east Ataq city, Shabwa provincial capital, sparking fires that were seen from far areas, the International Sputnik quoted local source as saying.
The damage was serious enough to stop pumping the crude oil from al-Aqla field to Jardan district and then to exportation port on the Arabian Sea, the source added.
The blast comes hours after authorities foiled an attempted ravage that targeted another pipeline in al-Saied district south Shabwa, where security forces found a two-meter-deep hole near the pipeline, preventing the ravagers from laying a bomb, he said.
On 25 April, the 320-kilometer-long LNG pipeline was attacked in the same district in Shabwa governorate.