Company security forces thwart Iran pipeline attack plot

Dec. 2, 2013 at 6:38 AM   |   0 comments

TEHRAN, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The governor of Iran's southern Abadan province said an oil company's security forces halted a plot to bomb a pipeline.

The security forces "vigilantly discovered and thwarted a bombing plot against Abadan-Mahshahr oil pipeline on Saturday evening," Gov. Bahram Ilkhaszadeh told the semiofficial Fars News Agency.

Fars provided no further details about the incident in its report Sunday.

A refinery associated with the pipeline was the target of an insurgent attack in 2005, Fars said.

Abadan province is near the Persian Gulf.

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