KIRKUK, Iraq (CBS/RTV) -- Residents assess the damage after the latest attacks targeting civilians south of Kirkuk, which killed at least one civilian and wounded ten others.
Residents of Tuz Khormato town south of Kirkuk inspected on Wednesday (January 2) damage caused by bombing attacks which apparently targeted civilians in the neighborhood.
A parked car bomb and three bombs exploded consecutively late on Tuesday (January 1), killing a civilian and wounding ten others, police said.
The blast caused a serious damage for nearby houses and fuel station.
"The officials of government are busy with disputes while people are the victims. They are poor people that are living in this neighborhood, not one of them is a member of a political party and there is no headquarters of a political party here. Does God accept such a work? The people were in their houses at night when the four explosions took place. Why has it happened? Because we are a simple neighborhood?" asked an unnamed eyewitness.
Tuesday's attack followed a day of bloodshed on Monday (December 31) when at least 23 people were killed and 87 wounded in attacks across Iraq.
Kirkuk lies at the heart of a feud between Baghdad and Kurdistan over land and oil rights, which escalated last month when both sides deployed their respective armies to the swath of territory along their contested internal boundary.
Efforts to ease the standoff stalled when President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd seen as a steadying influence, suffered a stroke and was flown abroad for medical care in December.
A total of 4,471 civilians died in Iraq's festering "low-level war" with insurgents in 2012, the first annual climb in the death toll in three years, campaigners said on Tuesday.
The deaths, up from 4,059 in 2011, showed militant fighters were still bent on carrying out large-scale bomb attacks, said rights group Iraq Body Count (IBC) in its annual report.