Takfiri Daesh militants have carried out bomb attacks on two oil wells at an oil field close to Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk, causing fires in the area.
Oil officials and security sources told Reuters on Wednesday that the attacks had not affected production at the Bai Hassan oil field, adding that the fires near the oil wells had been quickly controlled without causing significant damage or disrupting operations.
A statement from the Iraqi Oil Ministry said one of the fires at Well 177 had been put out and emergency teams were working to halt a second at Well 183.
The militants also attacked a nearby security post during the assault, killing one policeman and wounding three others, security sources said.
According to one of the security officials, the attack on the post was meant to distract police and allow other militants to plant the bombs.