25 killed, 40 wounded in Baghdad market blast

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say at least 25 people have been killed and scores wounded by a vegetable truck that exploded in a market in in a Shiite city south of Baghdad.

Qadisiyah provincial council chairman Jubair al-Jabouri says the blast came around 10 a.m. in a vegetable and fish market in the city of Diwaniyah, 130 kilometers (80 miles) south of Baghdad.

He said 40 were wounded in the explosion and blamed Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaida.


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