Yemen's Marib oil pipeline was bombed again on Friday few hours after the authorities completed the repairs to it following a bombing in the Habab area this month, state media reported.
The bombing by unidentified gunmen took place in Kilo 107, about 5 kilos from the area where the pipe was repaired after the previous attack in Kilo 102.
The Yemeni army has launched offensives against tribesmen and militants accused of attacking the pipeline, mainly in the Wadi Abida district where two successive attacks halted pumping through the pipe in early November.
The authorities have also reached agreements with tribes to allow the teams in to fix the damages at the explosion sites.
Several suspects have been killed and the authorities plan to take action after the fresh bombing.
The 272-mile pipeline carries about 110.000 b/d from Marib and Shabwa to the Ras Isa terminal on the Red Sea. It is still down since November 11.
Yemen's oil and gas pipelines have been repeatedly since the uprising erupted early last year.
Lately, the authorities the attacks on the oil pipelines cost the country about $350 million a month as the country is struggling to recover from the impact caused by the uprising.