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KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Gunmen have killed a security official in Iraq”s North Oil Company and a companion traveling with him in a car, a police source said on Tuesday.

The killing on Monday night appeared to be part of a campaign to undermine Iraq”s oil industry, the biggest source of income for the U.S.-backed government.

Insurgents have also blown up pipelines in their bid to topple Iraq”s new leaders.