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Suicide Bomb Kills At Least 30 Iraqi Shi'ite Pilgrims

Shi'ite pilgrims begin to gather at the Imam Musa al-Kadhim Mosque in northern Baghdad on July 7.
A suicide bomber has killed at least 30 Iraqi Shi'ite pilgrims en route to a shrine.

The July 7 attack, which occurred despite heavy security, wounded at least 100 Iraqis heading to the Imam Musa al-Kadhim mosque in a northern Sunni district of the capital for a major festival.

Interior Ministry and police officials said the suicide bombing took place just short of a bridge where 1,000 Shi'ite pilgrims died in a stampede during the same rite in 2005 after hearing rumors of a bomb.

compiled from agency reports