| GEO World|
| Iraq truck bomb kills 22: morgue|
| Updated at: 1728 PST, Saturday, June 20, 2009|
KIRKUK: A truck bomb killed 22 people and wounded dozens more in a town south of the oil-rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Saturday, the head of the morgue at Kirkuk hospital said.
The source said that 80 people had also been wounded by the explosion near the city of Kirkuk, and that the blast had flattened about 20 homes in the area.
Violence has dropped sharply across Iraq in the past year. But insurgents including al Qaeda still launch deadly attacks on U.S. forces, Iraqi police and civilians in abid to trigger renewed sectarian bloodshed and undermine Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki government.