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Rocket attack kills six in Iraq's Kirkuk

Rocket attack kills six in Iraq's Kirkuk

A rocket attack killed six people and wounded nine others overnight at a sports stadium in oil-rich Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, Iraqi security forces said Sunday.

Gunmen kill three policemen near Iraq's Kirkuk

Gunmen kill three policemen near Iraq's Kirkuk

Gunmen killed three Iraqi policemen during an attack on a guard post near the city of Kirkuk late on Monday, officials said.

Suicide bombing wounds 19 at Iraq ballot warehouse

Suicide bombing wounds 19 at Iraq ballot warehouse

A suicide bombing Sunday targeting a warehouse in Kirkuk where ballot boxes from Iraq's May elections were stored wounded 19 people, days before a vote recount, a security source said.

Iraq and BP sign deal to boost Kirkuk crude output: oil ministry

Iraq and BP sign deal to boost Kirkuk crude output: oil ministry

Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding with BP on Thursday to boost production capacity at its northern Kirkuk oilfields, the country's oil ministry said in a statement.

Iraq invites bids for new oil pipeline

Iraq invites bids for new oil pipeline

Iraq's oil ministry on Sunday called for bids for the construction of a new pipeline to allow oil exports to resume from the northern province of Kirkuk to neighbouring Turkey.

Iraq plans new pipeline exporting Kirkuk oil to Turkey: oil ministry

Iraq plans new pipeline exporting Kirkuk oil to Turkey: oil ministry

Iraq plans to build a new pipeline that will ship oil from Kirkuk's oilfields to the Ceyhan port in Turkey, the oil ministry said on Sunday.

Truck bomb in northern Iraq kills at least 20

Truck bomb in northern Iraq kills at least 20

At least 20 people were killed and 40 wounded when a suicide bomber set off a truck bomb near a crowded marketplace in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, police and medical sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Iraq targets 1 million bpd output for Kirkuk oilfields

Iraq targets 1 million bpd output for Kirkuk oilfields

Iraq aims to double the output of oilfields in the northern province of Kirkuk retaken from the Kurds to one million barrels per day (bpd), Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaybi said on Monday.

Two suicide attacks kill at least five in Iraq's Kirkuk

Two suicide attacks kill at least five in Iraq's Kirkuk

Two suicide bombers struck in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Sunday, killing at least five people and wounding more than 20 others, police and medical sources said.

Death toll from Iraqi-Kurdish clashes reaches 31

Death toll from Iraqi-Kurdish clashes reaches 31

Iraqi federal and paramilitary forces on Sunday said they lost five men in last week's clashes with Kurdish fighters, bringing the death toll for all sides to 31.

Iraqi forces complete takeover of Kirkuk province after clashing with Kurds

Iraqi forces complete takeover of Kirkuk province after clashing with Kurds

Iraqi forces took control on Friday of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said.

Iraqi forces seize more territory in advance against Kurds

Iraqi forces seize more territory in advance against Kurds

In the second day of a lightning government campaign to take back towns and countryside from forces of the Kurdish autonomous region, Kurdish troops known as Peshmerga pulled out of the long disputed Khanaqin area.