(FILES) -- A file picture dated 19 January 2004 shows an Iraqi worker turning a valve at the Shirawa oilfield, where oil was first pumped in Iraq in 1927, outside the northern city of Kirkuk. A section of the pipeline connecting the Kirkuk oil fields with the Turkish port of Ceyhan was the target of a major attack 03 August 2004, halting limited exports from northern Iraq, a Northern Oil Company official said. "An improvised explosive device was placed close to a network of pipelines at the level of Al-Fateha, west of Kirkuk, causing a big explosion and huge fires that damaged the main pipeline running to Ceyhan and stopped exports," Nasir Qassim, a logistics and security official with the state-owned company, told AFP. AFP PHOTO/Karim SAHIB COPYRIGHT PRESSENS BILD Code: 444