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Gunfire erupted Wednesday as hundreds of Arabs and Turkmen marched in protest

Gunfire erupted Wednesday as hundreds of Arabs and Turkmen marched in protest over fears of Kurdish domination in the oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk, and police said two people were killed. In Baghdad, a car bomb exploded as a U.S. convoy passed on a street full of shops, destroying one Humvee, Iraqi police Sgt. Thabet Talib said. An 8-year-old Iraqi boy was killed and 11 other Iraqi bystanders were being treated for injuries, hospital doctors said. A spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition said he could confirm only that there was an explosion. On New Year’s Eve, U.S. soldiers and Iraqi police stepped up security in Baghdad, erecting more razor wire and checkpoints in key areas. Military officials have reported the possibility of attacks by insurgents over the holiday period, similar to attacks in the capital on Christmas Day. Full Story

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