Posted on 12 January 2012 .
AKnews reports that uniformed militants have blown up about 10 machine tools used by Sonangol, Angola’s national oil company, in the province of Nineveh on Thursday.
Sonangol won contracts to develop the al-Najma and al-Qayara oil fields near the provincial capital Mosul in 2009.
The equipment was blown up by IEDs that were placed inside the site, and alhough there were about a dozen Iraqi guards they reportedly did nothing to stop the gunmen, according to police, allegedly because the gunmen threatened them.
Police have detained 10 of the guards for interrogation on suspicion of being involved in the attack.
Dr. Mark A. DeWeaver
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