BAGHDAD ø Sunni insurgents have targeted new oil wells in northern
Officials said insurgents blew up wells at Al Khabaza oil field near
Kirkuk. They said this was the first time that Al Khabaza was targeted since
the U.S.-led war in Iraq in March 2003.
So far, four oil wells were set on fire in the bombings, Middle East Newsline reported. Officials said
the attack was believed to have been carried out by up to 40 insurgency
At the same time, an oil pipeline in Kirkuk was blown up. The secondary
pipeline was carrying oil to refineries in the city of Baiji.