10 killed, 70 injured in bomb attacks in Iraq

July 16th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, July 16 (IANS) At least 10 people have been killed and 70 injured in a series of bomb attacks since Friday in Iraq’s Karbala city during a major Shiite rite, Xinhua reported Saturday.

The attacks started Friday afternoon after two car bombs exploded at a garage near the Shiite shrine in north of Karbala city, about 110 km of Baghdad. It killed three people and wounded 15 others, said a local police official requesting anonymity.

Another booby-trapped car detonated late Friday in the town of al-Hindiya, some 30 km east of Karbala, targeting groups of Shiite pilgrims heading to the holy shrine of Karbala. It killed six pilgrims and wounded 28 others, an interior ministry source told Xinhua.

On Saturday morning, a motorcycle bomb struck a crowd of Shiite pilgrims in Karbala’s southern neighbourhood of al-Mulhaq, killing a worshipper and wounding 27 others, the source added.

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