Explosion on Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum Gas Pipeline in Turkey

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An explosion occurred due to an unknown reason in the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars-Erzurum gas pipeline, Governor of Turkey's north-eastern Kars province, Günay Özdemir said.

Explosion on Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum Gas Pipeline in Turkey

An unexplained explosion has hit the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars-Erzurum gas pipeline in eastern Turkey, a provincial governor said.

Gunay Ozdemir said the blast happened in the early hours of Tuesday morning at a section of the pipeline located in the Sarikamis district of Kars province; gas flow was cut in Yagbasan village for safety reasons.

"An investigation is underway into the explosion and the necessary measures have been taken," Ozdemir said, Daily Sabah reported.

Last week, the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline was attacked in southeastern Sirnak province, in an incident blamed on Kurdistan Workers’ Party militants.

The bombing took place 18 kilometers (11 miles) inside the Cizre district of Sirnak province, next to Turkey’s border with Iraq.

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