Six-IED explosion reportedly started fire at oil pipeline in Iraq

Pipeline linking Kirkuk to Ceyhan was not operational, according to a Reuters report

An oil pipeline was set ablaze in Iraq.
An oil pipeline was set ablaze in Iraq.

An oil pipeline linking northern Iraq's Kirkuk to the Turkish port of Ceyhan reportedly caught fire after six improvised explosive devices (IEDs) went off in succession, prompting emergency services to be called to the scene.

Reuters reported that firefighters successfully put out the fire at the pipeline, located in the Ain al-Jahsh village of Nineveh province’s Shura sub-district, 70 km south of Mosul.

A security source told the news outlet that firefighters were able to put out the fire at the pipeline, which is not currently operational.

No injuries have been reported.

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