IS attack: Gunmen kill 12 at oilfield raid in Libya

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Reuters February 05, 2015

TRIPOLI: Gunmen killed 12 people, among them two Filipino and two Ghanaian nationals, after storming a remote, Libyan oilfield, a Libyan official said on Wednesday.  “Most were beheaded or killed by gunfire,” said Abdelhakim Maazab, commander of a security force in charge of protecting the al-Mabrook oilfield, some 170 km south of the Mediterranean city of Sirte.  A French diplomatic source in Paris and another Libyan official said Islamic State militants were behind the attack, which took place on Tuesday night. It was impossible to get more details on the incident which happened in a remote part of the turbulent desert nation.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2015.

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