Gunmen Kill Oil Worker in Nigeria

LAGOS Dec 04, 2007 (AFP via Dow Jones Newswires)

Gunmen have killed one person and seriously injured a second in an attack on a crewboat operated by Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) in the oil-rich Niger Delta, an industry source said Tuesday.

"One crew (member) was killed and one seriously injured," said the source.

The nationality of the crew members is not known.

He said the incident happened offshore from Onne, in Nigeria's southern Rivers State.

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