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Islamists target MOL in Pakistan

Islamists attacked a Mol gas and oil plant in northwest Pakistan, killing four policemen and two security guards, local authorities have said.

Some 50 extremists attacked the plant of MOL Pakistan Oil and Gas company, a member of the MOL group, in Hangu district, near the Afghan border, police spokesman Ifran Hahn said.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

MOL told MTI in a statement that none of the company’s employees had been present at the plant at the time of the attack. Production at the plant has been temporarily suspended via remote control and switched to back-up safety mode, the company said.

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