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Unidentified gunmen detonate 3 wells in Khabaz oil field in western Kirkuk

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(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – A security source in Kirkuk Province announced on Wednesday, that three wells in Khabaz oil field in western Kirkuk (250 km north of Baghdad) were detonated by improvised explosive devices.

The source said in a statement obtained by IraqiNews.com, “Unidentified gunmen detonated the wells number 18, 33 and 39 in Khabaz oil field near al-Sabunjiya village, using improvised explosive devices,” noting that, “An explosive device targeting the well No. 3 was dismantled.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added, “The bombings stopped the production in the three wells,” pointing out that, “The civil defense teams are trying to control the fire.”



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