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Oil Exports To Turkey Suspended After Pipeline Explosion In Northern Iraq

Oil exports from the northern Kirkuk oil fields had been halted following an attack on the pipeline to the Turkish port of Ceyhan.

A 55 kilometer section of the pipeline south of the city of Mosul was damaged in an explosion Saturday night, reports quoting oil ministry said, adding that

Some 420,000 barrels a day normally flows through the line to Turkey.

This is the second attack this month on oil pipelines in northern Iraq.

Separately, two policemen were shot dead in two incidents in Mosul Sunday.

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