A group of militants attacked two oil wells northwest of Kirkuk in the northern part of Iraq on Saturday, the oil ministry said. The attack at the Bai Hassan oil field "did not cause a fire or damage, affect production, or stop oil pumping from the well", according to the statement.
The ministry said explosives were used in the attack but did not specify the details. No organisation has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.
Explosion of an IED in oil well No. 105 in Bai Hassan oil field close to Dubz district, north west of Kirkuk Friday late at night, a source in North Oil Company in Kirkuk told KirkukNow.— KirkukNow (@Kirkuknow_DT) April 17, 2021
Damages to repaired today, he added. Contract of security was signed with the locals. pic.twitter.com/J1Tab3PJhm
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS/Islamic State) is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia