IS blows up 2 Oil wells in Iraq


BAGHDAD: The militants of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday attacked an oil field in Iraq’s Kirkuk Province, killing two security members and blowing up two oil wells, a government statement and provincial security source said.
A statement by the media office of the Iraqi Ministry of Oil said IS militants blew up two oil wells and set them ablaze in Bai Hassan oil field in the al-Dibis area northwest of the namesake provincial capital Kirkuk, some 250 km north of the capital Baghdad.
The attack resulted in the killing and wounding of some security forces, the statement added, without giving further details.
Teams and firefighting vehicles of the Iraqi North Oil Company managed to extinguish one well and are working to extinguish the other.
Meanwhile, Issam al-Bayati from the provincial police told Xinhua that IS militants attacked Bai Hassan oil field at dawn and clashed with the security forces guarding the oil field, killing two of them and wounding three others. – Agencies