BAGHDAD - China's CNOOC Iraq won a bid to develop Iraq's Block 7 for oil exploration, measuring a total area of 6,300 square kilometres that extends across the country's central and southern provinces of Diwaniya, Babil, Najaf, Wasit and Muthanna, Iraq's oil minister said on Sunday.

(Reporting by Moayed Kenany; Writing by Adam Makary; Editing by Hugh Lawson)