Iraq: Truck bomb kills 22 in Shi'ite village

July 7, 2007 10:01

A suicide bomber detonated a truck packed with explosives in an outdoor market Saturday, killing at least 22 people and wounding at least 50 others in a village of Shi'ite ethnic Turkomen north of Baghdad, police said. Hours earlier, a suicide car bomber struck outside a cafe Friday night in a tiny Shi'ite Kurdish near the Iranian border northeast of the capital, killing 26 people and wounding at least 33, police said. Saturday's blast, at around 8:30 a.m., destroyed several mud homes in the village of Armili, and victims had to be transported in farmers' pickup trucks to the nearest health facility, in Tuz Khormato, 45 kilometers to the north, said Capt. Soran Ali of the Tuz Khormato police.

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