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At Least 15 Reportedly Killed In Baghdad On Last Day Of Shi'ite Holiday

A member of Iraq's antiterrorism forces stands guard as Shi'ite pilgrims pass.
Reports say at least 15 people have been killed by bombs targeting the hundreds of thousands of pilgrims taking part in the final day of a Shi'ite religious holiday in northern Baghdad.

The July 8 deaths came one day after nearly 60 people were killed in attacks in and around the Iraqi capital.

Most of the deaths on July 7 were caused by a suicide bomber, who targeted pilgrims heading to a mosque in northern Baghdad to mark the anniversary of the death of revered Shi'ite Imam Musa Ibn Abi Jaafar, also known as al-Kadhim.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks, but similar incidents in the past have been blamed on Sunni extremists, who view Shi'a as nonbelievers.

compiled from agency reports