BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- At least eight members of an Iraqi family were killed and a child was wounded Wednesday in a bombing in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, local police said.
The bomb was planted in a vehicle parked outside the house of a local Awakening Council leader in southern Kirkuk, police said.
He was killed along with seven other family members, including women and children. A wounded two-year-old child was the only survivor.
Awakening Councils, also known as Sons of Iraq, are anti-al Qaeda fighters.
The groups are mainly composed of former Sunni insurgents who turned against al Qaeda in Iraq. They are credited with being a major factor in the overall drop in violence across Iraq.
Kirkuk is about 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of Baghdad, and is in a territory in dispute between the semi-autonomous Kurdish north of Iraq and the central government.
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