UPDATE: Attacks continue on south oil sector

Roadside assault targets western contractor providing oil sector security, the latest in an uptick of violence.
UPDATE: Attacks continue on south oil sector
Excess gas is flared at the Rumaila oil field in Basra, as workers look on. (ATEF HASSAN/Reuters)

UPDATE: On Thursday morning, Olive Group emailed a statement that the Iraqi driver had died from injuries in the attack and the British citizen is still receiving treatment.

"An Olive Group Protective Security Detail was transiting a Main Supply Route west of Basra when one vehicle was struck by an explosive device resulting in injuries to two of the occupants," the statement said.

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