9 Aug 2008

Bomb in market

9:30 am on 9 August 2008

At least 21 people have been killed by a car bomb in northern Iraq.

Up to 50 others were wounded by the bomb in a vegetable market in Tal Afar, north-west of Baghdad on Friday.

The market was crowded with shoppers.

The town is in a region where al-Qaeda is said to have regrouped since being forced from Baghdad.

The attack was the biggest since suicide bombers struck Shi'ite pilgrims in Baghdad last month.