Six missiles fall near oil refinery in Iraq's Erbil, cause fire
Iraqi security forces announce that a missile attack targeted an oil refinery in Erbil, northern Iraq, and caused a fire, with no casualties reported.
An oil refinery in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region came under rocket fire on Sunday night, Sky News Arabia reported.
The attack caused a fire at the oil refinery, located in Erbil Governorate, close to the administrative border with the Nineveh Governorate, sources told the TV channel.
No injuries were reported among the oil refinery employees. The fire has been extinguished.
The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) said, earlier on Sunday, that 6 missiles landed near the KAR Group oil refinery in Erbil, noting that they were launched from Nineveh Governorate.
الاستهداف تم لشركة كار النفطية الكردية المملوكة لمقربين من البارزاني pic.twitter.com/yP7gtIyXZZ— Iraqii | عٌـِـِِـِـرآقٌـ,ـي (@sumeri22) May 1, 2022
Iraqi security forces pointed out that they found a launchpad packed with 4 missiles in the Nineveh Plain after the attack, adding that they were able to neutralize it.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi confirmed, during a phone call with the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Masoud Barzani, that the armed forces will go after the perpetrators of this “cowardly attack."
In a similar incident, three rockets landed near the same refinery on the sixth of April, without causing any casualties or damage.