Last evening a group of terrorists staged an explosion on the Turkish section of the Baku — Tbilisi – Erzurum pipeline, intended for the supply of Azerbaijani gas from «Shah Deniz» to Turkey, as reports the Turkish Daily Sabah.
The explosion occurred around 22:00 local time, in the region of Sarikamis, the province of Kars. The columns of flame from a height of 100 meters could be seen several kilometers away.
The governor of the province of Kars, Gunay Ozdemir accused in the bombing of the representatives of the PKK, but there is no official confirmation of this information yet. The attack involved about 20 militants. In place of the incident arrived the security forces, all of the surrounding areas were taken under the control of the gendarmerie and the military. «This explosion is the continuation of a series of attacks on Turkish territory, and it proves once again that the situation escalates. The responsibility for this lies with the ruling elite, which has openly declared an armed struggle against the PKK,» in his interview to RUSARMINFO said Boris Dolgov, senior fellow at the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies of the Institute of Oriental Studies, the Russian Academy of Sciences. This is the second explosion occurred in the last month in the area of Sarikamis, in the Turkish section of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline. The first explosion occurred in the province of Kars on August 4.