SANAA, Yemen, Fire broke out at two crude oil wells in the central Yemeni province of Marib, on Sunday, following an attack by tribal armed men, a government security source said.
The two crude wells caught fire, after the armed tribal men shot towards the wells, following a dispute with the government-run Safir company, the source said.
Security forces cordoned off the area, as firefighters managed to extinguish the fire at one well, while trying to control the other's, said the source.
Yemen's oil production in Marib has halted, since the civil war erupted between the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the Shiite Houthi rebels in late 2014.
According to government data, the oilfields in Marib and the southern provinces of Shabwa and Hadramout, produced about 127,000 barrels of oil per day in 2014, before the rebels overran much of the country's north, including the capital, Sanaa.
The government resumed crude oil output of Masila oilfields in Hadramout in 2016, and Shabwa oilfields in early 2018.
Source: Nam News Network