Bomb Kills at Least 105 in Iraq

Blast at outdoor market in village 100 miles north of Baghdad wounds 250
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2007 11:40 AM CDT
People stand by twisted metal at a car bombing site in a mainly Shiite district of Abu Dshir in southern Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 6, 2007, where 17 people died and another 28 were wounded in yesterday's...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A truck carrying 2 tons of explosives detonated in a northern Iraqi outdoor market today, killing at least 105 and wounding another 250, CNN reports. The blast also leveled many surrounding buildings, trapping dead and wounded under rubble. The truck was disguised as a military vehicle; the village, Amerli, is populated largely by Shiite Turkmens and Kurds.

"I saw destruction everywhere, dozens of cars destroyed, about 15 shops and many houses, even some more than 700 meters away," recalled one witness to the explosion. Today's attack follows a string of bombings that killed almost 50 Iraqis and and 10 American soldiers since Thursday.