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Angry Shi'ites attack security advisor at Iraqi oilfield

EDITORS NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS GRAPHIC MATERIAL This is the Rumaila North oilfield in Basra, Iraq. And these are angry Shiites about to assault a British security advisor because they say he insulted their religion. The British man works for Schlumberger Limited, a major oilfield services company. Officials and workers there say the problem started when he asked Iraqi workers to take down banners of Imam Hussein, a key figure in Shia Islam. His timing was poor. Shiites this week are commemorating Hussein's' death 1,000 years ago in Ashura ritual ceremonies. After an argument.... the security adviser pulled out a gun, firing several shots and wounding an Iraqi worker. That drew dozens of people from a nearby village to join the angry workers and the crowd stormed the camp…resulting in this brutal attack. The security officer was taken to hospital with serious injuries and Schlumberger suspended its operations across all of Basra pr

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