BBC Bulletin: Explosion wrecks oil pipeline in India's Assam state, no details yet : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

-- Old Git (, January 02, 2000


my reponse on the newly named "badnews2000" board.


text GUWAHATI, India, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Suspected separatist guerrillas bombed a gas pipeline in India's northeastern state of Assam late on Saturday night, a paramilitary officer said. There were no casualties and the pipeline, owned by the state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, suffered minor damage, he said.

"The blast could cause only minor damage to the gas pipeline and it was repaired by engineers in the morning," the officer told Reuters.

The blast occured at Disangpani, some 360 km (225 miles) east of the state capital of Dispur.

Police in Dispur said the bomb had been set off using a remote controlled device. No other details were available.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack in the restive state, which has been plagued by separatist movements for more than a decade.

Tea plantations in the oil and tea-rich state have also witnessed a spate of robberies, kidnaps and murders.

-- Mike (, January 02, 2000.

Goodness me, Mike--"badnews 2000"? You MUST read the other posts today. The good news far outweighs the bad! Don't be such a doom 'n gloomer--Happy New Year!

-- Old Git (, January 02, 2000.

actually the "badnews2000" remark was about folks continually posting any global bad news they saw. y2k related or not (madman putin etc).

As a fairly average American, none of this stuff really effects me if I choose to ignore it.

you're right. The real news of the world today is pretty good. Isreal & Syria getting back to the table etc. Y2K (and the 'k' stands for 'knothing').

And I'm having a pretty good new years so far. I'm very excitied because it's rainy outside and it's FOOTBALL DAY (hence the mrs. can't force me out of the tv room)!

-- Mike (, January 02, 2000.

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