Oil pipeline explodes & bursts into flames in Bahrain (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Pauline Gross
November 13, 2017

"It is an act of sabotage, a serious terrorist act aimed at harming the interests of the nation and endangering the population", said the interior ministry.

The statement came a day after an oil pipeline near the Buri village in central Bahrain caught fire.

"Apparently, Bahraini officials have been conditioned to blame Iran after any mishap that occurs on the island [country]", Qasemi said.

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

Bahraini authorities have launched an investigation into the incident.

Bahrain's interior minister, Sheikh Rashid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, said Saturday's blast was "the latest example of a terrorist act performed by terrorists in direct contact with and under instruction from Iran".

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This "is a unsafe Iranian escalation aimed at terrorizing citizens and damaging the world's oil industry", the minister tweeted.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi on Sunday refuted allegations of Tehran's involvement in a recent explosion on the only Bahrain's pipeline that supplies oil from Saudi Arabia.

No group has claimed the attack.

However, that campaign of bombings and shootings had not seen the island's oil infrastructure targeted, even immediately after Emirati and Saudi forces helped Bahrain put down its 2011 Arab Spring protests.

It also suspended pumping oil to Bahrain after the attack on the crude oil pipeline.

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