Iraq

Iraq Bomb Blasts Kill 24

Two vehicle bombs

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A bomb hidden inside a pickup truck loaded with vegetables exploded in a market north of Baghdad, the deadlier of two vehicle bombings that killed 24 people in Iraq on Thursday.

The blasts in the city of Samarra and the Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib are the latest in a seemingly unrelenting wave of violence pounding Iraq a decade after the U.S.-led invasion. They follow a spate of car bombings and other attacks a day earlier that killed at least 82.

The pickup truck bomb responsible for most of Thursday's deaths tore through a market in Samarra, killing 18 and wounding 32, according to police.