Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq’s Basra, two hurt

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra, two hurt

A rocket landed at the headquarters of several global major oil companies, including US giant ExxonMobil, in Iraq’s southern city of Basra early on Wednesday, wounding two Iraqi workers.

It was the latest in a spate of attacks on oil infrastructure in the region.

The rocket hit the Burjesia residential and operations headquarters west of Basra, Iraqi police said.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford, reporting from Basra, said a local security official confirmed Exxon evacuated some 20 foreign staff immediately. Other companies operating at the site include Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Italian Eni SpA.


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