Mosul's gas-fueled power station has been shut down due to an act of sabotage in western Mosul city, which cut the gas pipeline that feeds the facility, according to a report from Aswat al-Iraq.
“A bomb hit the pipeline in the al-Mansoor area, western Mosul city,” said a release issued by the Iraqi Electricity Ministry on Saturday.
Fires erupted in the pipeline and the station was totally shutdown.
“A number of areas in Ninawa province are now without electricity due to this attack,” the statement explained.
Work is underway to repair the pipeline to re-supply the station with gas.
The Mosul Power Station has a generation capacity of 180 Megawatts.
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)