Iraq

IRAQ’S LARGEST OIL REFINERY UP IN SMOKE…….

Attack shuts Iraq’s largest oil refinery, kills 1

BAGHDAD (al-AP) – A local government official says gunmen have attacked Iraq’s largest oil refinery, killing one guard and detonating bombs that sparked a fire and forced the facility to shut down. The spokesman for Salahuddin province, Mohammed al-Asi, says the assailants broke into the Beiji refinery around 3:30 a.m., attacked the guards and planted bombs. One guard was killed and another wounded. Firefighters were trying to put out a blaze started by the bomb explosions. The refinery processes about 150,000 barrels of oil per day. Beiji is about 155 miles (250 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

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