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Iraq: 3 killed in 2 car bombs in Iraq's Kirkuk


KIRKUK, (Xinhua): At least three people were killed and 20 wounded in two car bomb attacks in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, a local police source told Xinhua.

One of the cars detonated at Rezgari district near an office of a Kurdish party, while the other went off near a gas station at al- Shorja district in central Kirkuk, some 250 km north of the capital Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity.

The toll could rise as ambulances and civilian cars transported the victims to several hospitals and medical centers in the city, the source said.

The ethnically mixed province of Kirkuk and its capital Kirkuk City are part of the disputed areas between the Kurds and both Arabs and Turkomans.

Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks are still common in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease in violence since its peak in 2006 and 2007, when the country was engulfed in sectarian killings.

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