Wellheads burn at Hamrin field after deadly IS attack

Four Hashid soldiers were killed in an attack late Monday, when IS insurgents set multiple wellheads on fire.
Wells at the Alas field in Salahuddin province set on fire by the Islamic State group, seen from the nearby town of Tal Kussaybah, Nov. 12, 2015. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

KIRKUK - Militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militant group attacked the Hamrin oil field late Monday night, killing four guards and setting multiple wellheads on fire.

The attack highlighted the IS group's ongoing ability to launch guerrilla-style attacks in a swath of territory in northern Salahaddin and Diyala provinces, which Iraqi security forces have ostensibly controlled for more than a year.

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