Reports: explosion on natural gas pipeline near Turkey-Iran border

Reports: explosion on natural gas pipeline near Turkey-Iran border
Reports: explosion on natural gas pipeline near Turkey-Iran border

An explosion on a natural gas pipeline near the Turkey-Iran border ignited a fire whose flames could be seen more than a kilometer (half a mile) away, Turkish news reports said Friday.

The state-run Anatolia news agency cited district head Rauf Ulusoy as saying the explosion occurred late Thursday night about a kilometer (half a mile) from the Gurbulak border gate, in the Iranian city of Bazargan, reports AP.

Dogan cited Turkish truckers who said they could hear ambulances and fire engines going to the blast site. Truckers crossing into Turkey said Iranians suspected the attack was an act of sabotage by the PKK Kurdish rebel group, Dogan said.