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Sabotage attack puts lights out in part of Kirkuk

Sabotage of the electricity network in Iraq’s northern oil city of Kirkuk left several districts without power, 24 hours after the attack, an electricity department official told AFP. Yaljma Mohammed said Thursday it was not known who was behind a blast that brought down high tension electricity lines linking the An-Nasr thermal power station to the city. Technical teams had been working since Wednesday to try to restore power to Kirkuk, 250 kilometres (150 miles) from Baghdad, he said. Mohammed also said unknown assailants had shot the head of the electricity department for northern Iraq, Sabah Shukur, as he returned home on Wednesday evening in Kirkuk. Full Story

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