Bomb explosion hits oil pipeline in northern Iraq

A bomb explosion has struck an oil pipeline in Kirkuk oilfield in northern Iraq, setting huge fire, while four security members were wounded by another bomb near the site of the first blast, a local security source said Sunday.

The sabotage of the oil pipeline took place around Saturday noon, when a bomb planted in the pipeline used to convey crude oil from Bai Hassan oil field to an oil pumping facility in Debis area in the northwest of Kirkuk City, some 250 km north of Baghdad, Salih al-Obeidi from the Kirkuk police told Xinhua.

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