By Libya Herald reporter.
Benghazi, 21March 2016:
Arabian Gulf Oil Company (AGOCO) officials have visited the Sarir power station, the Man-made River (MMR) . . .[restrict]company and the Shula oil compound to assess the damages sustained during the 14 March attack on by gunmen said to be linked to the so-called Islamic State (IS) forces. The officials also paid their respects to those who died defending the facilities.
At least three guards died in the attack and five were wounded. Two of the attackers, including a suicide bomber were killed but the rest escaped.
According to AGOCO, the head of its management committee, Mohamed Belgassem Ben Shatwan, together with the operations management and maintenance department plus a number of other officials visited the Sarir power station this morning to assess the security situation and pay their respects to the dead.
Although the attack has been blamed on IS, it has not claimed the responsibility. Given that it is usually quick to claim responsibility for attackls, even those it has not been involved in, this could suggest that others were to blame.
The Sarir power station has a capacity of 650 MW and it feeds on light fuel. The Shula oil compound is consisted of a number of oil tanks and a small oil refinery. [/restrict]