North Iraq pipeline bombings continue

For the second time in less than a week, saboteurs bombed a pipeline supplying refined fuel to Ninewa province from the Baiji refinery.
North Iraq pipeline bombings continue
Iraq’s Oil Police secure the site of a burning oil pipeline near the northern city of Kirkuk on July 3, 2006, after it was bombed by insurgents. (MARWAN IBRAHIM/AFP/Getty Images)

BAGHDAD - A pipeline carrying fuel from the Baiji refinery to Ninewa province was bombed for the second time in less than a week, highlighting the volatility of an area long home to militants and a populace marginalized by Iraq's ruling politicians.

Saboteurs bombed the pipeline at 2:10 a.m. on Wednesday. Soon after, fire fighters and civil defense forces responded, working to extinguish the fire, assess the damage, and remove mines and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that the attackers had planted at the scene to hinder repairs, the Oil Ministry said.

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