DAMASCUS, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Armed groups on Monday blasted a gas pipeline in Syria's eastern Deir al-Zour province, causing a leakage of gas without conflagration, state-run SANA news agency reported.
The blast, caused by an explosive device, led to the leakage of around 400,000 cubic meter of gas, SANA said.
Quoting an official source at the ministry of oil, the report said the gas pumping was immediately stopped, adding that reparation process will start Tuesday. It said the line will rework again in few days.
Several oil and gas pipelines have been targeted since the eruption of anti-government protests last year, causing losses estimated at millions of U.S. dollars.
In a separate incident on Monday, a law-enforcement member was killed and two others were injured in an armed assault at a border guards post in northeastern Hasaka province, local media said.
On the opposition side, the activists' network, Local Coordination Committees, said army troops continued shelling al- Haffeh area near coastal Latakia province Monday using tanks and helicopters "in an attempt to storm the town."
Al-Haffeh has been the scene of armed conflict between armed rebels and government troops.
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