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Iraq's Baiji oil refinery shut by bombing

Militants carry out bomb attack on Iraq's Baji oil refinery and set it on fire, forcing the refinery to shut down.

  • Reuters
  • Published: 09:40 February 26, 2011

Baghdad: Iraq's Baiji oil refinery was shut down on Saturday after militants carried out a bomb attack and set it on fire, the governor of Salahuddin province said.

The refinery is situated in the town of Baiji, north of Baghdad.

"There is a big fire in the refinery and the refinery has completely stopped," Governor Ahmad Al Jubouri said.

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