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For the second day Yemen in total blackout

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SANAA: Yemen suffered a total blackout for the second day after gunmen in the eastern province of Marib sabotaged key power lines.The cabinet minister made new ministeraial change includes the minister of elecerticy.

“The act of sabotage at Kilometre 78 (48 miles east of Sanaa) suspended the entire national power and energy grid, including at Marib’s gas plant, and cut power in all provinces,” a ministry spokesman was quoted by the defence ministry news website 26sep.net as saying.

Technical teams repaired the lines after the first assault before gunmen sabotaged them a second time and prevented technicians from fixing them again.

Attacks on power lines in Yemen are common and are often launched by heavily armed tribesmen as a lever to press for the release of jailed relatives or to support other demands.