Islamic State blows up gas plant in Iraq
Islamic State (IS) militants launched a deadly attack on a natural gas plant in a factory complex at Taji about 20 kilometers north of Baghdad.
|The plant is quite close to a military base where New Zealand and Australian forces are located. Up to 143 New Zealand personnel have been sent to Iraq. The group is part of a two-year non-combat mission. It works together with Australian Defence Force troops to train the Iraqi military and security forces. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key had visited the base in 2015. He said at the time that troops are not allowed outside the base, which has heavy security.|