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Worlds Largest Oil Processing Facility Attacked by Drone Strike

Date of Occurrence: 14th September 2019 Location: Abqaiq, Saudi Arabia Event: Drone Attack Fatalities: 0 Injuries/Displaced: 0

An attack carried out by up to 10 drones on the worlds largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia has crippled the kingdoms daily exports. The 5.7 million barrels per day disruption accounts for nearly half of all Saudi production and 5% of world production. Oil prices after the attack, the largest single day disruption ever, jumped between 10-20%. No injuries have been reported.

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NPR

BBC

Al Jazeera

Kabul Suicide Bombing Near US Embassy Leaves 10 Dead and 42 Wounded

Date of Occurrence: 5th September 2019 Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 10 Injuries/Displaced: 42

A car bomb was detonated at a busy checkpoint in the Green Zone near the US embassy and NATO offices in Kabul, killing 10 people and injuring more than 40. The Taliban claimed the attack, allegedly targeting a convoy of NATO forces – An American and Romanian service member were killed in the blast.

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BBC

The Guardian

Green Village Suicide Bombing Kills 16, Injures 120

Date of Occurrence: 2nd September 2019 Location: Kabul, Afghanistan Event: Suicide Bombing Fatalities: 16 Injuries/Displaced: 119

A suicide truck bombing at the Green Villlage compound in Kabul, Afghanistan has killed at least 16 people and injured 120. The attack occurred hours after a peace deal was reached between US forces and the Taliban that would mean 5,000 US soldiers leaving the country. Unconfirmed reports say gunmen also entered the compound. A nearby gas station and tanker truck were also ignited in the blast, causing further damage to property. Hundreds of nearby residents took to the streets the next day demanding the compound be vacated. Several protesters scaled the walls and set fire to part of the compound.

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Al Jazeera

NY Times

CBS