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.