Another attack keeps Kirkuk pipeline out of business

Monday, September 22, 2003

Saboteurs have again targeted Iraq's main oil pipeline to Turkey.

Officials said saboteurs blew up the Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline on Thursday near the northern Iraqi town of Bayji. The attack resulted in an explosion and a huge fire at dawn about 185 kilometers north of Baghdad.

The Iraqi Oil Ministry sent crews to extinguish the fire. The extent of the damage was not determined.

This was the third major attack on the oil pipeline in less than a month. The facility has been out of commission since August.

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