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Triple bombing in Kirkuk, northern Iraq

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Smoke rises as firefighters hose a building down after a bomb attack in Kirkuk, northern Iraq on Feb. 9. Three car bombs killed four people and wounded 20 others, police and hospital sources said.

Ako Rasheed / Reuters

An Iraqi soldier patrols the site of a bomb attack in Kirkuk, northern Iraq on Feb. 9. Three car bombs killed four people and wounded 20 others, police and hospital sources said.

Car bombs ripped through the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk today, killing seven and wounding up to 80 people in the heart of a region of long-simmering ethnic tensions.

Three blasts struck outside the headquarters of the Kurdish intelligence forces known as the Asayish, on a highway and near a gas station in southern Kirkuk. Full story.