Libya says six killed in airstrike near Brega

TRIPOLI Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:11pm EDT

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TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A Libyan official said six guards were killed in an airstrike on Friday on a pipeline production plant just south of Brega in eastern Libya.

"This will be a major setback to future projects and a great problem to the maintenance activity," Abdul Hakim el-Shwehdi, managing director of Libya's state al-Nahr company which runs the country's giant irrigation project, told reporters in Tripoli.

(Reporting by Missy Ryan; Writing by Giles Elgoodl editing by Tim Pearce)

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