Gas flow from Iran to Turkey disrupted after new blast report

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The same pipeline near the town of Dogubayazit in Agri city was targeted by the rebels on October 8, but gas supplies were resumed a week ago after a six-day repair.

On Friday, rebels wounded 28 Turkish soldiers when they sabotaged a pipeline in Eleskirt, another town located in Agri province, local media reported.

Energy Minister Taner Yildiz vowed then that Turkey would not suffer from gas shortages as Russia and Azerbaijan were providing additional supplies.

About 45,000 people have been killed since the PKK took up arms for autonomy in Kurdish-majority southeastern Turkey in 1984. The group is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey and its allies.

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