| GEO World|
| Bombs kill five in Iraq|
| Updated at: 0040 PST, Friday, August 07, 2009|
KIRKUK: A car bomb near a busy bus station in Iraq's northern oil hub of Kirkuk killed four people and wounded 25 Thursday, while a roadside bomb killed a Shiite pilgrim in Baghdad, officials said.
The bus station bomb exploded around 8.20 pm (1720 GMT) in a Kurdish neighbourhood of the ethnically mixed city, 255 kilometres (160 miles) north of Baghdad, according to local security chief Nozad al-Barzanji.
On Friday, two people were killed and 12 wounded in a car bomb in another Kurdish neighbourhood of the city, which is plagued with tensions among its Kurdish, Turkmen and Arab communities.
The tensions prevented the holding of elections in Kirkuk province on January 31, when the rest of Iraq except the three northern provinces that currently form a Kurdish autonomous region voted for new councils.
Iraqi Kurdistan held its own regional elections on July 25.
Earlier Thursday, a roadside bomb ripped through a car carrying Shiite pilgrims as it drove through the mainly Sunni Arab neighbourhood of Dora in south Baghdad, killing one pilgrim and wounding three, an interior ministry official said.
The pilgrims were on their way to the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 100 kilometres (60 miles) south of Baghdad, the official told media, requesting anonymity.