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Yemen gas and oil pipelines attacked multiple times

Security officials said its the second attack in the past two days on oil and gas pipelines in Yemen’s Shabwa province.

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A militant suspected of being a member of Al-Qaeda sits at a checkpoint in Azan in the southern Yemeni province of Shabwa. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Yemen's Liquefied Natural Gas company said there have a series of attacks on oil and gas pipelines in Yemen, according to the Associated Press.

An official with Yemen's oil ministry told the AP that Tuesday's blast "temporarily stopped the flow of gas in Yemen's southern Shabwa province." No injuries were reported.

Associated Press reported security officials said it's the second attack in two days - a separate pipeline in the area was blown up on Monday, halting the flow of 8,000 barrels of oil.

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Reuters said the country's pipelines have been repeatedly attacked since 2011 "by al-Qaeda linked gunmen after military strikes on Islamist militants."

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