Militants attack central Libyan oil field, kill 8 in latest assault on petroleum facilities

March 6, 2015 4:00 PM

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TRIPOLI, Libya – Libya's state-run oil company says militants have attacked an oil field, killing eight guards before setting it ablaze.

National Oil Corporation spokesman Mohammed al-Harari tells The Associated Press that gunmen attacked al-Ghani oil field near the town of Zalla, some 750 kilometers (470 miles) southeast of the capital Tripoli. He says black smoke filled the sky above the facility.

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