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Sharara sub-station attacked by armed group

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

TRIPOLI – The Tripoli-based National Oil Corporation (NOC) said that subsidiary Akakus confirmed that Sharara oilfield sub-station B-6NC-186 was attacked around 3 pm on Tuesday by an armed group of eight men.

NOC said that no employees were hurt in this attack or production affected by this incident. “The armed group stole three company vehicles and the mobile phones of Akakus employees on-site who were later evacuated to safety. Akakus management and security teams are working with regional authorities to ascertain the identity of the perpetrators.” NOC said in its statement.

NOC quoted its chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, as saying, “this incident serves to show the ongoing need for heightened security at NOC and subsidiary facilities. The oil sector remains a primary target for those that seek to illegally profit from the toil and considerable sacrifices made by Libyan oil sector workers across the country, despite ongoing security challenges, for the benefit of all Libyan citizens.”

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