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Bomb wounds 21 in tense city in northern Iraq

 An Iraqi man waves the national flag while protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 11, 2011. ...
 Protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 11, 2011. Protesters gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Squ...
 Protesters chant anti-government slogans while waving a national flag during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 11, 2011. Protesters gathered ...
 Iraqi riot police officers block the road in front of protesters during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 11, 2011. Protesters gathered...
 Protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday March 11, 2011. Protesters gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Squa...
 Protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 11, 2011. Protesters gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Squ...

Mideast Iraq Demonstration

An Iraqi man waves the national flag while protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 11, 2011. ...

Mideast Iraq Demonstration

Protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 11, 2011. Protesters gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Squ...

Mideast Iraq Demonstration

Protesters chant anti-government slogans while waving a national flag during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 11, 2011. Protesters gathered ...

Mideast Iraq Demonstration

Iraqi riot police officers block the road in front of protesters during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 11, 2011. Protesters gathered...

Mideast Iraq Demonstration

Protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday March 11, 2011. Protesters gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Squa...

Mideast Iraq Demonstration

Protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 11, 2011. Protesters gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Squ...

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.