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Gunmen blow up oil pipeline in western Basra

By Jay Gory,    2008-03-27 04:31:07    

Basra, Mar 27, (VOI) - Unidentified gunmen blew up an oil pipeline in al-Zubeir region in western Baghdad on Thursday morning, eyewitnesses said.
Basra, Mar 27, (VOI) - Unidentified gunmen blew up an oil pipeline in al-Zubeir region in western Baghdad on Thursday morning, eyewitnesses said.

“At 9 am, unknown gunmen booby-trapped an oil pipeline carrying oil to the Basra port in al-Rashidiya region before detonating it,” an eyewitness told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI).

“The explosion caused a huge fire in the region, and firefighters rushed to the scene to extinguish the fire,” he added.

Basra is located 590 km south of Baghdad.

Jay Gory, The Cheers News

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