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Bombs Kill 17 Iranian Pilgrims In Iraq


Bombs targeting Iranian pilgrims have exploded in Baghdad, killing 17 people and wounding more than two dozen others.

The attacks -- several roadside bombs and cars packed with explosives -- wounded more than 100 people.

Security forces said blasts hit two groups of Iranian pilgrims near the gold-domed Moussa al-Kadhim mosque in the Shi'ite neighborhood of Kazimiyah, killing eight people.

An hour later, another strike targeted a marketplace in Baiyaa, a Shi'ite neighborhood in southwestern Baghdad, killing six other people.

Earlier, police said a roadside bomb targeting a judge's security convoy in downtown Baghdad killed three people, including two guards.

The judge was not in the convoy as it drove through Karradah, an area of mixed-ethnicity.

compiled from agency reports