Kirkuk bombings death toll rises to 28, says Iraq official

Iraqis inspects the remains of a car after a motorcycle detonated in front of a gas station in a southern district of the northern oil-hub city of Kirkuk, on July 10, 2014 (AFP Photo/Marwan Ibrahim )

Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - A suicide car bombing and a roadside bomb killed 28 people and wounded 25 in Iraq's disputed northern city of Kirkuk Friday, the head of the local health directorate said.

Many of the victims, who included women and children, were refugees who had fled a jihadist-led onslaught in neighbouring provinces and were seeking to travel to safer areas in the south, Sabah Mohammad Amin told AFP.

The toll he provided for the twin blasts at the city's southern entrance was an update to an earlier figure of 13 dead, including four women, two children and two policemen.