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10 killed in militants attacks in Iraq's Kirkuk

10 killed in militants attacks in Iraq's Kirkuk KIRKUK, Iraq, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 people were killed and some 75 wounded in Wednesday's coordinated attacks on police headquarters and a hostage-taken attack at an adjacent shopping mall in the oil-hub city of Kirkuk, police and medics said on Thursday. "The reports from Kirkuk hospitals said that they have received 10 bodies of security members and civilians, and that 75 people were admitted for treatment, many were in critical condition," a source from Kirkuk's health office told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

At least 8 dead, 17 wounded in attacks in Iraq

Baghdad, Aug 18 (EFE).- At least eight people, including a leader of the pro-government Salvation Councils, died Sunday and 17 others were wounded in several attacks in Iraq, an official with the Interior Ministry told Efe. The bloodiest attack came in the Al Ameriya zone in western Baghdad, where four people died and 13 were wounded when two homemade bombs exploded. Armed men attacked the home of a leader of the Salvation Councils, identified at Hazem al Hayem, in the industrial part of southern Kirkuk, 250 kilometers (155 miles) north of the capital.

Iraq Kirkuk oil flow to Turkey halted: Iraqi officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb attack stopped oil flows through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline linking Iraq to Turkey early on Tuesday, Iraqi oil officials said. The stoppage started at around 0230 GMT (10:30 p.m. Tuesday EDT). The pipeline has been repeatedly attacked by militants and has also suffered technical problems. (Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed, Writing by Sylvia Westall; editing by Jason Neely)

Blasts halts Iraq oil exports to Turkey

Militants on Tuesday bombed a major pipeline carrying oil from northern Iraq to Turkey, stopping exports, a senior official from the North Oil Company official said. The blast occurred near the town of Albu Jahash in Nineveh province, the official said, adding that production is still continuing, but the oil is being stored instead of exported. Repairing the pipeline is expected to take between one and three days, the official said. The 970-kilometre (600-mile) pipeline runs from Iraq's northern oil hub of Kirkuk to the port of Ceyhan on Turkey's Mediterranean coast.

Desert trench for disputed Iraq city draws Arab ire

An unusual plan backed by Kurdish officials in Iraq's Kirkuk province to dig a trench aimed at curbing deadly violence has angered Arab leaders, who call it a land grab. The trench is merely the latest apparent security measure to raise tensions among Kirkuk's Kurds and Arabs, who both lay claim to the northern province. For now, workers are digging the 53-kilometre (32-mile) trench -- a defensive measure dating to ancient times -- in the desert to the south and west of Kirkuk city, capital of the eponymous oil-rich province.

Desert trench for disputed Iraq city draws Arab ire

An unusual plan by the Kurdish governor of Iraq's Kirkuk province to dig a trench aimed at curbing deadly violence has unimpressed Arab leaders who call it a land grab. The trench is merely the latest apparent security measure to raise tensions among the northern province's Kurds and Arabs, who both lay claim to Kirkuk. For now, workers are digging the 53-kilometre (32-mile) trench -- a defensive measure dating to ancient times -- in the desert to the south and west of Kirkuk city, capital of the eponymous oil-rich province.

Bomb attack halts oil flow through Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline: Iraq officials

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A bomb attack halted crude flow through the pipeline running from Iraq's Kirkuk oilfields to the Mediterranean port of Ceyhan in Turkey, officials at Iraq's North Oil Company (NOC) said on Sunday. The attack took place at midnight on Saturday near the city of Mosul and the officials at state-run NOC said repair work would be complete in 72 hours as long as there were no further security issues.

Kurdish forces deploys near Iraq's disputed Kirkuk

Kurdish security forces deployed near the disputed north Iraq city of Kirkuk, a top Kurdish official said Saturday, a move allegedly aimed at combating militants, as a wave of violence killed more than 200 people. "After consultations with the governor of Kirkuk, there has been a decision for pershmerga (security) forces to fill the vacuums in general, and especially around the city of Kirkuk," Jabbar Yawar, secretary general of Iraqi Kurdistan's peshmerga ministry, said in a statement. strs-mah/wd/al

13 die in revenge attacks on Iraq army sites

Thirteen gunmen died carrying out revenge attacks on army checkpoints in north Iraq on Tuesday after dawn clashes between protesters and security forces left 27 people dead, top army officers said. The gunmen were killed in attacks on checkpoints in the Al-Rashad and Al-Riyadh areas of Kirkuk province, the officers said. str-sf/wd/bpz

URGENT ¥¥¥ Four car bombs hit Iraq Shiite mosques: officials

Four car bombs struck Shiite mosques during Friday prayers in Baghdad and the disputed northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing at least four people and wounding more than 80, officials said. The blasts all struck within an hour of each other in the Baghdad neighbourhoods of Jihad, Qahira and Zafraniyah, as well as in an area of southern Kirkuk. str-sf/psr/dv
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