Oil worker shot in attempted highway robbery in Iraq

A Sudanese engineer working for the China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) was shot in Missan province on Jan. 12 when gunmen attacked a convoy transporting oil workers to the airport. The incident highlights the risks foreign companies face because of criminal violence.

The assailants were members of an organized crime group running a kind of highway robbery operation.

An armed gang attacked a convoy carrying international oil workers to the Basra airport despite the presence of a security protection team

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