UPDATE: Attacks continue on south oil sector

Roadside assault targets western contractor providing oil sector security, the latest in an uptick of violence.
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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