WRAPUP 2-Libya says NATO air strike hits major oil field

Wed Apr 6, 2011 10:17pm GMT

* Libyans say British air strike hits oil field

* Gaddafi forces launch fresh assault on Misrata

* France sees risk of NATO getting "bogged down"

* Rebels regain ground near oil port Brega

(Libya accuses NATO of hitting oilfield, changes dateline)

By Maria Golovnina

TRIPOLI, April 7 (Reuters) - Libya said a U.N.-mandated British air strike had hit its major Sarir oilfield killing three guards and damaging a pipeline connecting the field to a Mediterranean port.

"British warplanes have attacked, have carried out an air strike against the Sarir oilfield which killed three oilfield guards and other employees at the field were also injured," Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Kaim told reporters.

There was no immediate official comment from Britain's Ministry of Defence on Kaim's comments about the field.   Continued...

Powered by Reuters AlertNet. AlertNet provides news, images and insight from the world's disasters and conflicts and is brought to you by Reuters Foundation.