Fire at Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline put out

Firefighters found charred body of a woman lying near the pipeline with an automatic rifle beside her, officials said.

Fire at Iraq-Turkey oil pipeline put out

World Bulletin / News Desk

Firefighters put out a blaze which shut down Monday a Turkey-bound Iraqi oil pipeline that carries about a quarter of Iraq's oil exports, Turkish officials said.

Officials said a bomb attack by PKK militants caused the fire on a section of the 960-km Kirkuk-Yumurtalik pipeline near Silopi town of the southwestern province of Sirnak.

Firefighters found charred body of a woman lying near the pipeline with an automatic rifle beside her, officials said.

The two lines carry about 25m tonnes of crude oil a year.

PKK has claimed responsibility for similar attacks in the past on the pipeline between the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk and Turkey's Mediterranean port city of Ceyhan.

Last Mod: 27 Ağustos 2012, 14:51
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