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Molotov cocktails were thrown at the home of a fracking company security guard in Northern Ireland early Sunday night.

There were no reported injuries or damage.

No one has claimed responsibility.

The victim is an employee of Australia-based Tamboran Resources, a privately-held exploration and production company set to begin exploration near Belcoo, about 95 miles west of Belfast.

At around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday a car pulled in front of the victim’s house and two Molotov cocktails were launched at it.

Police are currently looking to question the driver of a dark Audi seen in the area during the attack, the Belfast Telegraph said.

The name of the victim has not been released.

Anti-fracking groups have condemned the attack.

Tamboran said that the attack was “orchestrated and abhorrent.”

Since July, anti-fracking groups have been staging protests outside the entrance to Tamboran’s Belcoo quarry after the company announced it will drill exploratory boreholes to determine the site’s potential shale deposits.

Tamboran erected a fence around the proposed site for the borehole as it waits for the go-ahead from the Department of Environment and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment.

The project covers 200,000 acres in the Lough-Allen basin.

No fracking has taken place.

Tamboran was granted its exploration licenses in 2011 and holds a 100% interest and is the operator of the PL2/10 block.

Tamboran has not released estimates of the its Lough-Allen basin reserves.


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