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Truck bomb kills 40 in Iraq

At least 40 people were killed and more than 50 others
wounded on Friday when a truck bomb exploded in
northeastern Iraqi capital Baghdad, a security source.

The source told Xinhua that the truck bomb, which was
carrying a large amount of explosive materials, exploded
late Friday in a popular market area of Khan Bani Saad, 10
km south of Baquba, which is predominantly Shiite

The source said the blast killed at least 40 people, noting
that many of the victims’ bodies were charred or cut into
small pieces as a result of the blast.

The source confirmed that the wounded people were rushed
to nearby hospitals for treatment, further indicating that the
death toll is still preliminary and would be increased due to
the presence of many serious injuries.

It added that the blast also destructed and burned dozens
of shops and civilian cars, indicating that the security forces
have sealed off the scene with anticipation of further

The security situation in Iraq has drastically deteriorated
since June 2014, when bloody clashes broke out between
security forces and Islamic State militants.

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