Iraq: Suicide bomber strikes market killing eight

A suicide truck bomber struck a food market in a predominantly Shiite area of Baghdad on Saturday, killing at least eight people and wounding 34, police said. The attacker was driving a truck carrying food when he detonated his explosives, destroying stores and stalls that had been set up in the busy outdoor Sadriyah market, police said, giving the casualty toll. The blast occurred at 4:40 p.m. as the market was crowded with people buying food for their evening meal, the latest in a series of attacks against commercial targets in the capital as insurgents seek to maximize the number of people killed ahead of a planned US-Iraqi security sweep.