News ID: 89908
Publish Date : 05 May 2021 - 20:31
BAGHDAD (Dispatches) – Daesh terrorists on Wednesday attacked an oil field in Iraq’s Kirkuk province, killing two security members and blowing up two oil wells, a government statement and provincial security source said.
A statement by the media office of the Iraqi Ministry of Oil said Daesh terrorists blew up two oil wells and set them ablaze in Bai Hassan oil field in the al-Dibis area northwest of the namesake provincial capital Kirkuk, some 250 km north of the capital Baghdad.
The attack resulted in the killing and wounding of some security forces, the statement added.
Oil officials and security sources told Reuters on Wednesday that the attacks had not affected production, adding that the fires near the oil wells had been quickly controlled without causing significant damage or disrupting operations.    
Iraq’s oil installations and pipelines have been frequently attacked by Daesh terrorists despite the improvement of the security situation in the country since the government declared the full defeat of the terrorist outfit throughout the country late in 2017. The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), or Hashd al-Sha’abi, helped the army retake all of the territories captured by the terrorists.
Daesh remnants have since melted in deserts and rugged areas, carrying out frequent guerilla attacks against security forces and civilians.  
The last attack on Bai Hassan oilfield claimed by Daesh occurred on April 17, when the terrorists used explosives to attack two oil wells without causing significant damage.
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