A tanker carrying chlorine gas exploded Tuesday morning outside a restaurant in the Iraqi town of Taji, killing at least six people, an Interior Ministry official said.
At least 105 other people were either injured by the blast or poisoned by the fumes.
The official said a bomb on board the tanker caused the explosion.
Baghdad Security plan spokesman Gen. Qassim Atta had different casualty figures, telling state-run al-Iraqiya TV that five people died in the blast and 148 were poisoned by the gas.
Taji is located about 12 miles (20 km) north of Baghdad.
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