ZAGREB, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- Plants in Syria belonging to the Croatian oil and gas company INA were set on fire by Islamic State (IS) militants, Foreign and European Affairs Minister Davor Ivo Stier confirmed on Monday.
Preliminary reports confirmed the information, but the government would seek further confirmation, he said. The damage to the plants has not yet been reported.
IS claimed responsibility for the operation, according to local media.
INA hasn't issued an official confirmation yet, however, the price of its stock went down by 3.39 percent on Monday on the Zagreb Stock Exchange (ZSE).
INA's Hayan gas plant is located some 100 km east of the city of Homs in western Syria, reports said.
INA has been present in Syria since 1998 when it carried out exploration and production in line with agreements on the division of production at blocks in Apamea and Hayan, but suspended all its activities in in February 2012.