Militants in northern Iraq
stormed an oil facility on Sunday and detonated explosives at an
oil storage tank, sending flames into the sky, security sources
The assault on the Bai Hassan station, about 40 km (25
miles) northwest of Kirkuk, followed an attack in the early
morning on a gas station nearby which left at least four workers
dead. The sources said clashes were ongoing.
It was not clear if there were casualties in the second
incident. There have been no claims of responsibility for either
attack, but Islamic State militants have repeatedly targeted
energy installations in the area.
(Reporting by Mostafa Mahmoud; Writing by Stephen Kalin;
Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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