Fire reportedly put out after Iraq pipeline set ablaze by six explosive devices

The pipeline is a strategic point for Iraq, connecting Kirkuk to Turkey

Photo for illustrative purposes only
Photo for illustrative purposes only

A pipeline in northern Iraq transporting oil from Kirkuk to Ceyhan, a port in Turkey, was set ablaze after six improvised explosive devices went of in Ain al-Jahsh village, Reuters reports.

A security source told the news outlet that firefighters were able to put out the fire at the pipeline, which is not currently operational. No injuries have been reported. Ain al-Jahsh sits in Nineveh province, around 70km south of Mosul.


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