New Attack on Shiite Pilgrims Injures 30

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Security officials in Iraq say that at least three people have been killed and more than 30 injured in the latest bomb attack. Today marks the death of the Imam Kadhim, the seventh of twelve holy figures who defined the Shiite faith. This follows yesterday's suicide bombing that killed more than 50 people at a police checkpoint in Baghdad. They were among the hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims taking part in the annual precession to Kadhimiya's shrine to honor the eight century Imam.

The BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse reports from Baghdad. He says that the attacks come despite a vast security operation. 

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Gabriel Gatehouse

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