Agence France Presse
Quetta, January 12:
Pakistan has deployed paramilitary forces at the countryâ€™s biggest gasfield and closed its main plant there after a series of rocket attacks by tribal rebels killed eight people, officials said today.
Violence has raged for five days at the state-run Sui gas facility in Baluchistan following the alleged gang rape of a woman doctor working at the plant. In the latest incident overnight, two soldiers and two civilians were killed in a fierce firefight between security forces and the tribesmen, who have long pressed for more royalties and jobs from the gasfield. â€œParamilitary soldiers have taken control and set up a string of pickets in the mountainous area around the Sui gas complex,â€ an interior ministry official said.