Islamist militants shell two Libyan oilfields, port pipeline damaged

Islamist militants on Monday shelled Libya`s Bahi and Mabrouk oilfields, damaging a pipeline to Es Sidra oil port, said Ali Hassi, a spokesman for forces protecting energy infrastructure.

Reuters| Updated: Mar 03, 2015, 01:17 AM IST

Benghazi: Islamist militants on Monday shelled Libya`s Bahi and Mabrouk oilfields, damaging a pipeline to Es Sidra oil port, said Ali Hassi, a spokesman for forces protecting energy infrastructure.

Militants claiming loyalty to Islamic State have said they carried out previous attacks on oilfields and a pipeline in Libya, where two rival governments are battling for control.

A spokesman for the National Oil Corporation was not immediately available to comment.