Assassins kill North Gas Company deputy DG

The attack echoes a series of assassinations targeting northern oil officials in 2015.
Assassins kill North Gas Company deputy DG
Kirkuk security forces gather at the scene where gunmen shot and killed Mohammed Younis Salih Kali, the deputy director general of North Gas Company, on May 2, 2017. (KAMARAN AL-NAJAR/Iraq Oil Report)

KIRKUK - Masked gunmen assassinated the deputy director general of the state-run North Gas Company (NGC) Tuesday morning in Kirkuk.

Iraq's northern oil sector has been buffeted by violence in recent years, due to attacks by militants from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) group, friction between rival political factions, and mafia-style violence.

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