Iraq says al-Qaida plot to attack oil facility foiled

By REUTERS
May 30, 2013 16:32

 
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BAGHDAD - Iraq foiled an al-Qaida plot to use tanker trucks packed with explosives to attack a key Baghdad oil facility, a senior security official and oil sources said.

The security official declined to name the facility because the investigation was underway but oil ministry officials said the security forces were on high alert following a spate of attacks on a northern pipeline.

Protecting infrastructure for the world's fourth largest oil reserves is crucial for Iraq as it rebuilds an industry battered by years of war following the 2003 US-led invasion and sanctions against former ruler Saddam Hussein.

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