IS attacks 2 oil wells in northern Iraq: security source

Source: Xinhua| 2021-04-17 19:32:46|Editor: huaxia

BAGHDAD, April 17 (Xinhua) -- The militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group on Saturday detonated two bombs near two oil wells in Iraq's Kirkuk Province, a security source said.

The attacks took place at dawn in Bai Hassan oil field in the al-Dibis area northwest of the namesake provincial capital Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Iraq's capital Baghdad, causing minor casualties in the oil wells, a provincial police source told Xinhua.

The Iraq North Oil Company confirmed in a brief statement that the attacks did not cause fires or stop oil production and pumping from the two wells.

Iraq's oil installations and pipelines have been frequently attacked by extremist IS militants despite the improvement of the security situation in the country since the government declared the full defeat of the IS throughout the country late in 2017.

IS remnants have since melted in deserts and rugged areas, carrying out frequent guerilla attacks against security forces and civilians. Enditem