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Blast at Iraq fuel pipeline wounds 8 guards

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An explosion on a fuel pipeline south of Baghdad on Friday caused a large fire and wounded eight guards, police said.

The pipeline carrying fuel south from Baghdad’s large Doura oil refinery was attacked by a bomb near the town of Iskandariya south of the capital, police said.

Eight pipeline guards were wounded and firefighting trucks were brought from nearby cities to battle the blaze.

Pipelines carrying fuel or crude oil are frequently targeted by saboteurs in Iraq. The Doura refinery supplies refined oil products to Iraq’s domestic market.

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