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One oil well set ablaze in IED explosion in Kirkuk

  2021-04-17  | 
 Zhyan News Network
An employee walks as oil wells burn inside the Khabbaz oilfield after they were bombed on the outskirts of Kirkuk on December 9, 2020. Reuters/Ako Rasheed
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – A well in an oilfield in Kirkuk province was set ablaze by explosives but the fired was controlled soon after the explosion, a security source told Zhyan News Network on Saturday (April 17).

The source from Kirkuk police gave no details about the assailants behind the explosive devices that targeted the well in Bai Hassan field, west of the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk.

The explosion caused by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) which targeted well no. 105, the source added.

The well used to pump a small amount of natural gas and the fires were not major and had easily been extinguished by firefighting teams.

The well no. 105 is used to produce gas and among more than 120 other oil wells at Bai Hassan field which is run by the state-owned North Oil Company, outside the oil-rich town of Debs.

(Zhyan English)