Attack on Iraq's Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline halts flow - sources

BAGHDAD Mon May 13, 2013 1:36pm BST

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Militants blew up a pipeline carrying Iraqi crude from the city of Kirkuk to Turkey's Mediterranean coast on early Monday, stopping the flow of oil, the second attack in a week, oil officials told Reuters.

"More than one bomb was used to attack the pipeline at around 1:30 local time Monday. The pipeline was severely damaged," one oil ministry official said.

Militants blew up the pipeline carrying Iraqi crude from Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk to Turkey's port of Ceyhan on May 6, stopping the flow of oil. Flows had resumed on Sunday.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; Editing by Alison Birrane)

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