Guard killed in 'IS attack' near Libya oil plant

A Libyan fireman stands in front of smoke and flames from an oil storage tank in northern Libya on January 23, 2016, after it was set ablaze earlier in the week following attacks launched by Islamic State groupAn Islamic State group attack on a checkpoint near an oil plant in eastern Libya on Saturday killed a guard and wounded seven others, a military source said. “Saturday’s IS assault killed one guard and wounded seven, including the official responsible for guarding oil installations,” it added. Since January 4, the jihadist group has staged several attacks on ports and oil terminals, notably Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra, from its coastal base in Sirte, hometown of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi.

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