At least 40 people have been killed in a series of blasts in Iraq, officials said yesterday.
In the Shi'ite city of Diwaniyah, 80 miles south of Baghdad, at least 25 died and scores were wounded when a vegetable truck exploded in a market.
The blast came at around 10am in a market, Qadisiyah provincial council chairman Jubair al-Jabouri said. He said 40 were hurt and blamed Sunni insurgents linked to al Qaeda.
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