Attacks On Iraqi Shiite Pilgrims Kill Dozens

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

At least 25 Shiite pilgrims have died today, due to bombs in Karbala and Baghdad, Iraq.

The blasts follow Monday's attack in Baghdad, which killed more than 50 pilgrims en route to an annual Shiite religious trip to honor Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Associated Press reports that today's deaths were caused by a motorcycle bomb that exploded near one of the east entrances into Karbala. The city is about 50 miles south of Baghdad. More than 100 people were reportedly wounded in the attack.

Separately, two roadside bombs exploded today in Baghdad, killing another person and wounding seven people.

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