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June 19, 1986

Three simultaneous explosions blamed on saboteurs rocked the Al Ahmadi oil complex in southern Kuwait, setting ablaze an oil well and two pipeline networks and threatening 9 million barrels of crude oil. One oil worker was reported slightly injured. An official statement said "these criminal acts" will not alter Kuwait's oil policies, and a Kuwaiti-based Arab diplomat said "pro-Iranian elements" are suspected. Kuwait, which supports Iraq in its war against Iran, also differs with the Iranians on oil policy. Iran wants to cut oil production to boost prices.

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