Security Forces Foil New Attack on Baiji Refinery

Associated Press quotes an Iraqi official as saying that security forces have foiled a new attack against the country’s largest oil refinery.

Salahaddin provincial spokesman Mohammed al–Assi said a bomb was found inside the Beiji [Baiji, Bayji] refinery earlier this week but it was successfully dismantled. It had been placed inside a storage tank.

The Beiji refinery reopened last Friday after assailants last month struck the installation’s North Refinery that produces 150,000 barrels a day.

(Sources: Associated Press, Reuters)

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