At least 30 people were killed after a car bomb exploded in Iraq today in a failed bid to capture a local police headquarters.
The attack in Kirkuk also left around 70 people injured.
Police said a car bomber drove his vehicle into the building after which a parked car also exploded.
Two suicide attackers on foot armed with machine guns and grenades then tried to break into the station but they were killed before they could set off their explosive-rigged belts.
No-one claimed immediate responsibility for the assault, but the tactic is common among al-Qaida and other Sunni insurgents. The blast damaged the police offices and nearby buildings.
Kirkuk is home to a mix of Arabs, Kurds and Turks, all of whom have competing claims to the oil-rich area.
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