Militants attack north Iraq oil wells, production unaffected - ministry

April 17, 2021 5:45 AM EDT

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KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Militants using explosives attacked two oil wells northwest of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Saturday but no significant damage resulted and production was not affected, the Iraqi oil ministry said.

The attack at the Bay Hassan oilfield "did not cause a fire or damage, affect production or stop oil pumping from the well," the ministry said in a statement.

(Reporting by Mustafa Mahmoud in Kirkuk, writing by John Davison in Baghdad, editing by Mark Heinrich)



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