Major Libyan oil pipeline hit by blast

A Libyan rebel sits next to the country's flag as he guards outside the refinery in Ras Lanuf, eastern Libya. (Reuters)

An explosion hit a major oil pipeline south of the Libyan terminal of Ras Lanuf overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, a spokesman for the Libya's National Oil Corp said.

Mohamed al-Harari said it was not clear what had caused the explosion at the pipeline, which has been closed for more than two years. Last week Ras Lanuf and the nearby terminal of Es Sider came under attack from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49