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Beiji targeted again
By Ben Lando / Iraq Oil Report / June 24, 2011
At least one explosion damaged a gas pipeline feeding Iraq’s largest refinery on Friday morning, taking the facility off line — the third attack on the Beiji refinery in four months and the latest incident in an increasing campaign of sabotage against the oil sector.
It's not yet clear if the explosion was caused by bombs, but multiple government officials have characterized the incident as an attack.
The explosion happened at 2:30 a.m., according to a senior Interior Ministry official...
Explosion, fire hit Iraq’s biggest oil refinery
REUTERS / June 24, 2011
BAGHDAD: Most of the Baiji oil refinery, Iraq’s biggest, was shut down on Friday after an explosion on its main gas pipeline started a fire, a refinery official said.
“We shut down most of the production units in the refinery as a precautionary measure. Now things are under control and we will re-start the shutdown units but we need 48 hours to restore full operation,” said the Baiji refinery official.
... While overall violence has dropped since the peak of sectarian fighting in 2006-7, bombings and attacks remain a daily occurrence. ...
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Iraq Hit by Multiple Bombings
VOA / July 5, 2011
Iraqi officials say a pair of bombs have exploded outside a government building north of Baghdad, killing at least 35 people and wounding many others.
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