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BAGHDAD, (Reuters) – Militants blew up a section of a Baghdad water pipeline, shutting off drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people, the U.S. military said on Friday.

The explosion on Thursday tore an 18-inch hole in a pipeline carrying drinking water to Baghdad’s Adhamiyah, Rusafa and Karrada districts, a U.S. military said, adding that it expected the pipeline would be fixed by the end of Friday.

Infrastructure such as power lines, oil refineries and water pipes are a common target for militants in Iraq, although such attacks have fallen sharply as violence has dropped to four year lows.