24 April 2006

Oil fight in Nigeria reaches turning point -- Newsday.com

Oil fight in Nigeria reaches turning point -- Newsday.com: "LAGOS, Nigeria - A militant group that has been attacking Nigeria's oil pipelines and helping to drive up world oil prices added a new tactic last week by detonating a car bomb in a major oil city to publicize its standing threat to shut down the country's entire crude output.

The bomb, which exploded in a Mercedes-Benz parked at a military facility in Port Harcourt, killed two civilians and injured six, said Army spokesman Maj. Sagir Musa. It was the first such attack in an urban area and the first in the eastern Delta section of the country in five months. "

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