나이지리아의 주요 무장단체가 덴마크 석유회사 쉘 소유의 송유관 두 곳을 공격했다고 밝혔습니다.
약칭 멘드로 불리우는 무장단체, '나이제르강 삼각주 해방운동'은 오늘 중무장한 전투원들의 지원을 받은 폭탄 전문가들이 나이지리아 남부 리버스 주의 송유관을 공격했다고 밝혔습니다.
쉘사의 나이지리아 지사도 송유관에 대한 공격을 조사중이라고 확인했습니다.
Nigeria's main militant group says it
has attacked two major oil pipelines belonging to Royal Dutch Shell.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger River Delta, or MEND, says (in an e-mailed statement)detonation experts backed by a group of "heavily armed fighters" attacked the pipelines (at Kula and Rumuekpe)in southern Rivers State early today (Monday).
Shell's Nigeria unit confirmed it was investigating an apparent attack on its Nembe Creek crude oil trunk pipeline.
In a separate development, officials in Nigeria say five Russian oil workers kidnapped from a Swedish vessel (named Hercules)off the Niger Delta last week were released today (Monday)unharmed. The boat was believed to be servicing oil platforms for Italy's Saipem, which is a subsidiary of energy giant ENI.