Kirkuk, Aug. 16 (Xinhua-ANI): At least eight people were killed and 34 others injured Thursday in separate bomb attacks including a suicide car bombing in Iraq's northern province of Kirkuk, a provincial police source said.
A suicide bomber drove and detonated his explosive-laden car into a security center belonging to Kurdish security members, also known as Asaish, in the town of Daquq, just south of the provincial capital city of Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Minutes later, a roadside bomb went off near the first scene, targeting the building of anti-crime office, the source said.
A total of five people, including four security members, were killed and 11 others injured in the two blasts, the source added.
On Thursday morning, four car bombs detonated in Almas and Arfa districts, both in northern Kirkuk, including a successive attack near a police station, he said.
Our latest report said that a total of three people were killed and 20 others wounded, including policemen, by the four blasts, he added.
Early in the day, the police source reportedly put the casualties at three people killed and 10 others injured by the four blasts.
In a separate incident, gunmen blew up two roadside bombs in the house of an army officer in the town of Dibis, some 45 km northwest of Kirkuk, wounding him and his daughter, he said.
In addition, a sticky bomb attached to a civilian car went off in Doumiz district in southern Kirkuk, injuring the driver, he added.
The oil-rich Kirkuk province is part of disputed areas between the Kurds and both Arabs and Turkomans. The area has long been the hotbed of insurgency since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. (Xinhua-ANI)