KIRKUK, Iraq (AFP) - A bomb tore through an armour-plated car near a disputed town north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two election candidates and badly hurting a town mayor, weeks before Iraq’s first vote since 2010. The blast in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, which also killed a bodyguard and wounded another, brings to 11 the number of candidates in the provincial council elections who have been killed. Mayor Shallah Abdul, council chief Abdulqader Naimi and Salaheddin provincial councillor Rashid Khorshid had been travelling together to inspect a road paving project north of the town when the bomb went off close to their armour-plated car.