Islamist militants stormed a natural gas and oil extraction plant in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, killing four police officers and two private guards, reported Reuters.
The attack by up to 50 militants took place at a plant run by the MOL Pakistan Oil and Gas Company in Hangu district near the Afghan border. No group has claimed responsibility.
Police said the militants targeted two wells with heavy weapons, including rocket-propelled grenades. “The security guards at M-8 repulsed the terrorists’ attack but the casualties took place at M-10″. The militants also damaged a solar power plant at the gas power plant before fleeing to adjoining North Waziristan, where they had come from, he said.
According to media reports, the Taliban or its affiliated groups are suspected to have perpetrated the attacks. No reports have been published about any Hungarian victims, no one has been reported as missing either.
MOL Pakistan is a fully owned subsidiary of MOL Group, operating in the country since 1999 with some 400 employees. Pakistan is a key contributor of the international portfolio in terms of production and exploration. The company is one of the key condensate, crude oil, LPG and gas producers in the country, contributing to Pakistan’s energy supply.