KIRKUK - Three bombs tore through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline on the Turkish side near the Iraqi border early Thursday morning, but exports were restarted 12 hours later through the system's backup pipeline.
"At 1:20 am on April 5 the northern strategic pipeline was targeted within Turkish territory," said Assem Jihad, the Oil Ministry spokesman. "After, the pumping was stopped. We received information that the fire was under control after the explosion; at around 12:30 pm, pumping was resumed on the alternate pipeline."
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