A fire broke out in two oil wells in Iraq’s northern Khabbaz field in Kirkuk province, after they were targeted by explosive devices, TV Sumerian News Channel reported, citing a security source.
“The two explosive devices exploded at dawn today, inside two oil wells in the Khabbaz field in Kirkuk province, causing a fire in the field,” the source said.
“Civil defense teams have been trying to put out fires inside the field since the early hours of the morning,” the source added.
At the moment, no organisation has claimed responsibility for the attack, but Iraqi media said that the Daesh terror group was likely behind the bombing, citing local police sources.
The Khabbaz oil field is located 20 kilometers southwest of Kirku, and produces about 25,000 barrels of crude oil per day.