24 killed in Iraq truck bomb explosion

, 3:12 PM IST

Baghdad: At least 24 people were killed and 38 others injured on Saturday when a truck bomb exploded at a suburb near this Iraqi capital.

The attack took place in the morning when a booby-trapped truck went off at a crowded livestock market in Nahrawan area in southeastern Baghdad, an interior ministry source told Xinhua news agency.

The source said the toll could increase.