Attacks Target Iraq's Oil Flow Gunmen ambush and kill the chief of security for Iraq's northern oil fields. Ghazi Talabani is the third Iraqi official to be killed in less than a week. His murder coincides with a series of sabotage attacks on Iraq's oil pipelines that have significantly cut petroleum exports, considered critical to restoring the country's economy. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.
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Gunmen Kill Senior Iraqi Oil Field Official

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Gunmen Kill Senior Iraqi Oil Field Official

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Gunmen Kill Senior Iraqi Oil Field Official

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Gunmen ambush and kill the chief of security for Iraq's northern oil fields. Ghazi Talabani is the third Iraqi official to be killed in less than a week. His murder coincides with a series of sabotage attacks on Iraq's oil pipelines that have significantly cut petroleum exports, considered critical to restoring the country's economy. Hear NPR's Emily Harris.