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Bombings Kill 33, Injure 100 Others Across Iraq

Residents inspect the site of a bomb attack in Karbala on July 3.
A series of bombings across Iraq has killed at least 33 people and wounded nearly 100 others.

In the deadliest July 3 blast, officials said at least 25 people were killed and some 50 others injured in a vehicle bomb explosion that hit a busy market in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniya.

Police have announced a partial curfew and closed all entrances to Diwaniya.

Earlier, two roadside bombs targeting Shi'ite pilgrims killed five people and wounded some 30 others near the central city of Karbala.

Pilgrims have been gathering for the trek to Karbala to celebrate the birthday of the 12th imam, Al-Mahdi, one of the most important figures in Shi'ite Islam.

Iraq's Sunni Al-Qaeda wing has claimed responsibility for some recent bombings targeting Shi'ites.

Based on reporting by AP, AFP, and Reuters