Terrorist attack causes Pakistani blackout

An attack in Pakistan at the weekend, which saw 80 per cent of the country’s population lose its electricity, has been blamed on militants.

Water and power minister Abid Sher Ali said, "The fault in the system was caused by a main power transmission line being blown up in Baluchistan, while a spokesman clarified that "The blowing up of two power pylons in Naseerabad... created a backward surge which affected the system. It was an act of sabotage."
Pakistan blackout  

More than 140 million people were affected by the incident, which takes place over Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Major airports and the country’s cities were heavily disrupted by the power failure.

Rebels have attacked the electricity grid in Baluchistan three times in the last two weeks, according to Muhammad Younus Dagha, an official at the water and power ministry.

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