Second rocket attack targets UAE's Dana Gas infrastructure in northern Iraq

Second rocket attack targets UAE's Dana Gas infrastructure in northern Iraq
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In the last few days, there have been two rocket attacks on the Khor Mor gas field in northern Iraq, which is being developed by UAE energy firm Dana Gas.
Dana Gas and Crescent Petroleum entered into an agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in 2007 and established the Kurdistan Gas Project [source: Getty]

A rocket targeted the employee housing of UAE energy firm Dana Gas in Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq on Friday, landing in the company's Khor Mor gas field, two security sources said.

The attack followed an incident on Wednesday when a rocket landed inside the gas field but caused no damage, Sulaymaniyah's counter-terrorism service said. No party has claimed responsibility for the strike. 

The Khor Mor gas field in the southwest of Sulaimaniyah province is being developed by the UAE's Dana Gas company and produces natural gas for almost 80 percent of the Kurdistan region's power plants. 

 

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There have been several unclaimed attacks on energy infrastructure in Iraqi Kurdistan in recent weeks. 

In April, several Katyusha rockets landed near an oil refinery in the Khabat district of Erbil. Kurdish authorities blamed Iran-backed militias for the rocket fire.