SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) — Police say a car bombing has wounded 21 people in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, where an influx of Kurdish forces is testing simmering ethnic tensions with the city's Arabs.
Kirkuk police Col. Sherzad Mupheri says the explosives-packed car was parked in a Kurdish-dominated residential area in the oil-rich city, 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Baghdad.
Kirkuk public hospital medic Khalid Hussein says a 7-year-old boy was among those wounded in the 9 p.m. explosion.
No deaths were immediately reported.
Kirkuk is a multiethnic city that is claimed by both Arabs and Kurds.
Two weeks ago, thousands of Kurdish security forces moved into Kirkuk in a worrying gambit to bring the city under Kurdish control.Tags: