Truck bomb explosion in Tuz Khurmatu of Northern Iraq – Police

Truck bomb explosion in Tuz Khurmatu of Northern Iraq – Police

A vehicle rigged with explosives detonated in the vicinity of a crowded market in Iraq’s town of Tuz Khurmatu, leaving dozens of people dead and wounded, the police stated as cited by Reuters.

At least 20 people were killed and 40 wounded when a suicide bomber set off a truck bomb near a crowded marketplace in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, south of oil city Kirkuk, police and medical sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Moreover, an interior ministry spokesman confirmed the fact of a “violent explosion”, but did not immediately provide casualty figures.