Pipeline attacked in Iraq
Unknown groups bombed and disabled a pipeline carrying fuel oil from Iraq’s largest refinery to a province north of Baghdad, the according to reports from the oil ministry.
“A bomb attack led to an explosion in the 16-inch pipeline transporting fuel oil from Baji refinery to Nineveh province,” said ministry spokesman Asim Jihad.
He said the ministry expected repairs from the blast – which occurred early some 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad – to take several days.
The attack coincides with growing political unrest, with Sunni Muslims in the western provinces accusing Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of marginalizing their minority sect.