Civilians inspect the site of a bomb attack in Shorja Market in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 17, 2014.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region has begun to pump oil from Kirkuk fields previously controlled by Iraq's central government into the pipeline system that runs in its own territory, a senior Iraqi oil official said Thursday.Kurdish forces took control of Kirkuk a month ago, making good on a longtime territorial claim to the city, after Iraqi troops left in the face of a lightning assault led by ISIS militants, who have seized large parts of northern and western Iraq, but not threatened well-defended Iraqi Kurdistan.Elsewhere, two bomb attacks, one of which ripped through a sprawling Baghdad market, killed at least 12 people, officials said.In the north, Iraqi security forces backed by aircraft repelled an insurgent attack on a Shiite Turkmen town, killing 15 militants, a local official said.In Iraq's north, the commander of Kurdish peshmerga forces in the city of Kirkuk was wounded along with six bodyguards in clashes with ISIS gunmen that broke out Wednesday.
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