Security forces at the site of a burning oil pipeline near the northern city of Kirkuk on July 3, 2006. Security has improved since then. But a series of attacks this month have renewed concerns over the stability of northern oil exports. (MARWAN IBRAHIM/AFP/Getty Images)
KIRKUK - Iraq's northern export pipeline was taken offline by a bombing early Friday, the latest in a series of strikes in the country's restive north.
"There were several bombs planted," said an official at the state-run North Oil Company (NOC). "Some of those exploded, and others are still there."
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