The bombing of a pipeline transporting oil to the largest port in Libya
21:00 - 26/12/2017
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(Reuters) - Gunmen blew up a crude oil pipeline to Sidra port in northern Libya on Tuesday, Libyan military sources told Sky News Arabiya.
The blast was carried out by two explosive devices planted by gunmen near the Mourada area, southwest of Sidra, Libya's largest oil export port.
The line that witnessed the bombing follows the oil company Al Waha, and connects the company's fields in the area of Mourad oil basin to Sidra port in the Crescent oil region.
Military sources responsible for the protection of the basin of the town of Mourada said that the preliminary information indicates the planting of two explosive devices by gunmen who came in their cars from the south of the town of Mourada, and then detonated the bombs at a distance.
The source added that an armed force from the company of the Madaat al-Muqtada of the Guard of installations and oil ports went to the site of the explosion, about 25 km northwest of Mouradah, and clashed with members of the protection faction after losing contact with them earlier.