Gunmen attack Libyan oilfield, kill eight guards: official

March 6, 2015 5:08 PM

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TRIPOLI - Unidentified gunman have attacked Al Ghani oilfield in Libya, where petroleum installations increasingly are becoming a target as various factions vie for control of the country.

Eight guards were killed in the attack, a spokesman for the national oil company said on Friday. Smoke was seen rising from the field, the official said, citing preliminary information from guards there.

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