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Bomb attack targets power line in Iraq's Nineveh province

KIRKUK, IRAQ - DECEMBER 15: Smoke rises after the Daesh carried out a bomb attack on wells in the Habbaza oil field in the Kirkuk province of Iraq on December 15, 2020. ( Ali Makram Ghareeb - Anadolu Agency )
Smoke rises after the Daesh carried out a bomb attack on wells in the Habbaza oil field in the Kirkuk province of Iraq on December 15, 2020 [Ali Makram Ghareeb - Anadolu Agency]

A bomb attack targeted a power transmission tower in Iraq's northern Nineveh province on Sunday, according to the country's electricity ministry, Anadolu Agency reports.

A ministry statement said that the attack had disrupted electricity supply in the province.

According to the ministry, 16 power lines came under attacks in the provinces of Nineveh, Kirkuk and Salahuddin in recent weeks.

Iraqi authorities blame the attacks on the Daesh terrorist group.

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