Tribesmen blow up Yemen's main oil export pipeline
Oil pipeline blast (image used for illustrative purposes)
Yemen's main oil export pipeline was blown up by tribesmen on Sunday and will be closed for a week, Reuters reported.
Damage on the pipeline was quickly repaired after a June 27 attack but the latest explosion will take longer to rehabilitate.
"The tribesmen blew up the pipeline on Sunday morning," the local official said. "It will take up to a week to fully repair it," a local official said, as quoted by Reuters.
Yemen relies on oil exports to finance more than half its government spending. The country has seen frequent attacks on the crucial pipeline in central Maarib province since early 2011.