10/15/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Nigeria Rebels Declare "Oil War"

Nigeria's main rebel group declared Sunday an "oil war" in the west African nation in response to what it said were "unprovoked" attacks by Nigerian government forces a day earlier.

The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta issued an e-mail statement saying it attacked several oil installations, making good on a previous threat that any attack on its positions "will be tantamount to a declaration of an oil war."

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