Truck bomb, attacks kill at least 48 in Iraq

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Posted: Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:00 am

BAGHDAD (AP) - A truck bomb tore through an outdoor vegetable market in northeastern Iraq, the deadliest of a series of attacks Thursday that killed at least 48 people, officials said.

The explosion in the town of Sadiyah, some 140 kilometers (90 miles) northeast of Baghdad, is the latest in a wave of attacks that has swept across Iraq since April, pushing violence to levels unseen since the country teetered on the brink of civil war in 2006 and 2007.

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