Bombers intercepted near Basra oil fields

After encountering heightened security on the outskirts of Basra, near the Rumaila oil field, two suicide attackers blew up their car bombs.
Bombers intercepted near Basra oil fields
Emergency responders deliver victims of a suicide car bomb attack to al-Zubair Hospital on May 19, 2017. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

BASRA - Twin car bomb attacks struck northern Basra province near the Rumaila and Ratawi oil fields Friday, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens.

Multiple federal, provincial and oil sector security officials said intelligence services had been looking for the would-be attackers since Thursday, following a tip that car bomb attacks were imminent.

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