Death toll in southern Iraq bombing rises to 40

July 3, 2012 15:18

DIWANIYA, Iraq - A bomb in a small truck killed 40 people and wounded 75 others in a market in the Iraqi city of Diwaniya on Tuesday, police sources said.

The attack in Diwaniya, 150 km (93 miles) south of Baghdad was near a mosque where pilgrims were gathering for a Shi'ite celebration. Police had said earlier that 25 people had been killed.

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