A truck bomb killed 22 people and wounded dozens more in a town south of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk on Saturday, the bloodiest attack to hit Iraq in a month, officials said. The attack struck near a mosque in Taza, a predominantly Turkmen Shiite town, at around 1:00 pm (1600 PST) and claimed women and children among its victims, the head of the morgue at Kirkuk hospital said. "We have received 22 bodies and dozens of wounded from the bombing," Ibrahim Mahmoud told a foreign news agency. Major Salam Zangana of Iraqi police also said 22 people were killed, and said 125 were wounded, many of them seriously. The attack, which took place around 400 metres (yards) from the Shiite Al-Rasoul mosque, also seriously damaged dozens of houses, with police saying that many victims could still be under the rubble.