35 Killed, Scores Wounded in Baghdad Bombings
Posted on Jul 7, 2010
|AP / Karim Kadim|
Shiite pilgrims head to the Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine in Baghdad on Wednesday for the annual commemoration of the saint’s death.
Shiite pilgrims en route to worship in Baghdad were the target of a series of bombings that killed at least 35 and wounded 100 on Wednesday, according to the BBC.
Thirty died when a suicide bomber targeted a crowd walking through the predominantly Sunni Adhamiya district to the Imam Moussa al-Khadhim mosque.
Five pilgrims were killed in two other bombings in the east of the capital.
Security had been stepped up to protect the thousands of pilgrims attending a festival that culminates on Thursday.
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