Six blasts hit Mexico oil company pipelines

Six explosions ripped apart pipelines for Mexico's state oil monopoly early Monday, the company said.

Six blasts hit Mexico oil company pipelines
Six explosions ripped apart pipelines for Mexico's state oil monopoly early Monday, the company said. The blasts were believed to be sabotage and 12,000 people were evacuated afterward.

A small, left-wing guerrilla group claimed to have attacked a major gas pipeline for the Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, in July and at the time at least a dozen major companies were forced to suspend or scale back operations.

Pemex issued a statement saying it believed Monday's explosions were also sabotage. Government officials said 12,000 people were evacuated after the blasts.

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