At least 16 killed as police HQ attacked in Kirkuk

The suicide car bomb during morning rush hour was quickly followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen and killed 30 people
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The remains of a vehicle (R) and a view of the police headquarters (L) are viewed after a car bombing followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on the police headquarters in a disputed northern city of Kirkuk, on February 3, 2013, killing some 30 people. The vehicle that was detonated in the center of the city was painted to appear as though it was a police car, and the militants who sought to seize the compound were dressed as policemen, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqi rescuers and firefighters work at the scene after a car bombing followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed northern city of Kirkuk, on February 3, 2013, killing some 30 people. The vehicle that was detonated in the center of the city was painted to appear as though it was a police car, and the militants who sought to seize the compound were dressed as policemen, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqi firefighters and security forces inspect the damage after a car bombing followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed northern city of Kirkuk, on February 3, 2013, killing some 30 people. The vehicle that was detonated in the center of the city was painted to appear as though it was a police car, and the militants who sought to seize the compound were dressed as policemen, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqi rescuers wheel a gurney from the scene after a car bombing followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed northern city of Kirkuk, on February 3, 2013, killing some 30 people. The vehicle that was detonated in the center of the city was painted to appear as though it was a police car, and the militants who sought to seize the compound were dressed as policemen, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqi rescuers wheel a stretcher from the scene after a car bombing followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed northern city of Kirkuk, on February 3, 2013, killing some 30 people. The vehicle that was detonated in the center of the city was painted to appear as though it was a police car, and the militants who sought to seize the compound were dressed as policemen, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A man walks past the scene after a car bombing followed by an assault by grenade-throwing gunmen on a police headquarters in a disputed northern city of Kirkuk, on February 3, 2013, killing some 30 people. The vehicle that was detonated in the center of the city was painted to appear as though it was a police car, and the militants who sought to seize the compound were dressed as policemen, witnesses said. (AFP/Getty Images)