A bomb struck an oil pipeline Thursday, cutting off suppliesand causing a huge fire in southern
The pipeline carries oil from surrounding fields to storage tanks in
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn'tauthorized to speak to the media, said the explosion occurred about midnightand the fire raged for hours before it was extinguished in the afternoon.
He said oil had stopped flowing from the fields to the storage tanks butsupplies were sufficient and exports were not affected.
The attack occurred just north of Safwan near the border with
Oil production has plummeted since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003 asthe oil pipelines have faced repeated sabotage, attacks on maintenance crews,alleged corruption, theft and mismanagement.
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