Iraq blast kills at least 54
Suicide bomber detonates explosion in fuel tanker

Updated: 2:35 p.m. ET July 16, 2005

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide attacker detonated explosives strapped to his body Saturday at a gas station near a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad, triggering a huge explosion in a fuel tanker and killing at least 54 people, police said.

Eighty-two people were injured.

Police Capt. Muthanna Khaled Ali said the attack occurred in Musayyib, about 40 miles south of Baghdad.