Saturday, February 26, 2011

Attack shuts down Iraq's biggest oil refinery

WP: "Gunmen shot their way into Iraq's largest oil refinery early Saturday, setting off explosions that forced the facility to shut down for at least two weeks, officials said.

Insurgents have attacked pipelines before, but an assault on a facility is rare, if not unprecedented, an industry analyst said.

The attack occurred about 150 miles north of Baghdad in the city of Baiji, known as an insurgent stronghold. Four guards and an engineer were killed."

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