Iraq: Two vehicle blasts leave one dead

Feb. 2, 2012 at 12:05 PM

KIRKUK, Iraq, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A car bomb killed an employee of Iraq's North Oil Co. while a police officer was injured in a motorcycle blast near Kirkuk, police said Thursday.

Officials said the employee died when the charge placed beneath his vehicle detonated as he was traveling to work near Kirkuk, Aswat al-Iraq reported.

In the other incident, a security official said a police officer was seriously injured "when an explosive charge blew off under his motorbike" in Tuz township south of Kirkuk.

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