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Bahrain says oil pipeline attacked by Iran-backed militants

DUBAI (Reuters): Bahrain says an oil pipeline that exploded overnight was attacked by militants in the island nation.

Bahrain’s Interior Ministry made the announcement Saturday afternoon, alleging that Iran was in communication and guiding those responsible for the pipeline explosion and other attacks.

No group has claimed the attack. Prosecutors have begun an investigation. Iran had no immediate comment.

The blast and fire hit near the village of Buri late Friday, damaging cars and nearby buildings. Firefighters evacuated those nearby.

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