Iraqi police say a suicide truck bomb attack has killed at least 22 people and wounded 40 others in a small town in northern Iraq.

Authorities say the blast ripped through a crowded outdoor market Saturday in Emerli, a village north of Baghdad.

On Friday, a car bombing in a Kurdish village killed at least 22 people and wounded about 17 others.

Police said they believe a suicide car bomber was responsible for the attack in the village of Ahmad Maref, northeast of the capital.

The U.S. military Saturday reported the deaths of six American soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter over the past few days, mostly in Baghdad. Six soldiers were wounded.

In other news, Britain's defense ministry says a British soldier has died in the southern city of Basra. A spokesman did not provide details.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.