25 killed in Iraq truck bombing

July 3rd, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, July 3 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 75 wounded Tuesday when a booby-trapped truck blew up at a busy marketplace in a southern province in Iraq, Xinhua reported.

The bombing took place in Diwaniyah, capital of Muthanna province, police said.

The blast ripped through the market in al-Urouba neighbourhood of Diwaniyah, around 180 km south of Baghdad.

Security forces sealed off the scene, while ambulances and civilian cars evacuated the victims to hospital. A traffic ban was imposed in the area.

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