Missile attack causes fire in Erbil oil refinery: Officials | News

The assault triggered a minor hearth on the refinery within the northern Iraqi metropolis, however has been introduced beneath management.

A missile assault has focused an oil refinery within the northern Iraqi metropolis of Erbil, inflicting minor injury to a key oil refinery, in response to officers.

Kurdistan Regional Authorities (KRG) counterterrorism forces on Sunday mentioned in an announcement that six missiles had landed across the KAR refinery within the area’s capital and most populated metropolis.

The assertion added that the missiles have been fired from the city of Bartella in neighbouring Nineveh province.

A hearth in one of many foremost refinery tanks that had been hit was later introduced beneath management, Iraqi safety forces additionally mentioned in an announcement.

A missile landed on the outer fence of the refinery with out inflicting any casualties, the Iraqi safety forces’ assertion added.

The safety forces mentioned they discovered a launchpad and 4 missiles within the Nineveh Plain after the assault and defused them.

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi mentioned his nation’s armed forces will pursue the perpetrators of what he referred to as a “cowardly assault”, whereas discussing the safety state of affairs in a cellphone name with the previous president of the KRG and head of the area’s largest get together, Masoud Barzani, the prime minister’s workplace mentioned on Twitter.

Three missiles additionally fell close to the refinery on April 6, with out inflicting any casualties.

In March, Iran attacked Erbil with a dozen ballistic missiles in an unprecedented assault on the capital of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdish area, which appeared to focus on america and its allies.

Iranian safety forces mentioned it had focused Israel’s “strategic centre” within the nation. KRG authorities have insisted Israel has no amenities in or close to Erbil.

One particular person was harm within the March assault.