At Least 23 Killed In Iraq Car Bombing

A suicide car bombing killed at least 23 people and wounded 25 others as it ripped through a market place in a village in central Iraq on Sunday, Iraqi police and the US military said.

The blast occurred in the village of Yathreb near Balad, about 75 kilometres (45 miles) north of Baghdad, a police official in Salaheddin province told AFP.

"It was a suicide car bomber. The attack took place at 4:30 pm (1330 GMT) when the market was very busy," Colonel Issa Ayan said.

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