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Nigeria Militants: Shell Off-Shore Oil Field Attacked


JUNE 21, 2009, 7:46 A.M. ET

LONDON (Dow Jones)–Nigeria militants said Sunday they had attacked a Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSB.LN) offshore platform, the latest attack on the Anglo-Dutch oil major’s Nigeria operations.

In an e-mailed statement, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta said; the militants “lashed out at the Shell Off-shore Ofirma oil fields today, Sunday, June 21, 2009 at about 0400 hours [local time] blowing up jacket A in the process.”

“The structure is currently engulfed in fire,” it added. A Shell spokesman didn’t return a request for comment.

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