Thirteen killed by car bombs in disputed city in Iraq
on 16/01/2013 11:17:41
The deputy police chief in Kirkuk, Major General Torhan Abdul-Rahman Youssef, said more than 100 people were injured in the two blasts.
He said the deadliest of the two explosions killed 11 people when it struck the local headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party.
The KDP is led by Massoud Barzani, the president of Iraq's largely autonomous Kurdish region, who has frequently sparred with Iraq's central governor in Baghdad.
It was followed by a second car bomb explosion nearby, which killed two more people.
Kirkuk is 180 miles (290km) north of Baghdad.