North Oil's COO shot dead in Iraq

Police are yet to confirm the identity of the attacker

Mr Al-Karbalaie was killed in the city of Kirkuk.
Mr Al-Karbalaie was killed in the city of Kirkuk.

North Oil’s chief operating officer, Saad al-Karbalaie, has been shot and killed in northern Iraq, according to news site Reuters.

The senior oil and gas figure was killed in the northern oil city of Kirkuk after gunmen forced him to stop his vehicle as he was leaving his office and then shot him, police sources said.

North Oil is an Iraqi oil firm headquartered in Erbil. The company also has offices and assets in Iraq’s second city of Mosul, which Iraqi security forces lost control of earlier this year.

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