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Gunmen Kill Senior Iraqi Oil Field Official

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Gunmen Kill Senior Iraqi Oil Field Official

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.