Insurgents bomb gas pipelines in Pakistan

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    DERA BUGTI, Pakistan, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Militants blew up two gas pipelines in Pakistan, but officials say they don't yet know if it was the work of the Taliban.

    The pipelines were in the Sui and Peerkor areas of Dera Bugti, Balochistan, and while the Taliban have been responsible for previous blasts, officials said they don't yet know if the militant group is responsible for Saturday's bombings, Dawn News reported.

    Ethnic Balock tribes want more rights and a larger share of profits from the area's natural resources, and hundreds of people have died from insurgent violence in the region since late 2004.

    Dawn News said the area is rich in natural resources, but its citizens have a very low standard of living.

    Tribal militants have sabotaged pipelines in the past, but suspected Taliban fighters sometimes attack the region.

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