Gunmen kill senior Iraqi oil official in Kirkuk

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SHAFAQNA - Gunmen shot dead a senior Iraqi oil official working for Iraq’s state-run North Oil Company (NOC) on Sunday, police and company officials said.

NOC’s chief of operations, Saad al-Karbalaie, was killed in the northern oil city of Kirkuk after gunmen forced him to stop his vehicle as he was leaving his office and then shot him, police sources said.

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