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Targetting Shia pilgrims continues

Sameer N. Yacoub reports for The Associated Press:

Iraqi officials say a roadside bomb has killed two Shiite pilgrims and wounded 10 others south of Baghdad.

Police and health officials say Monday's blast targeted pilgrims walking to the holy Shiite city of Karbala to commemorate the end of 40 days of mourning following the anniversary of the death of Imam Hussein, a revered Shiite figure.

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