Bomber kills 11 Shi'ite pilgrims north of Baghdad: Police

A suicide bomber killed 11 people and wounded 23 others when he detonated explosives in a crowd of Shi`ite pilgrims walking north of Baghdad to the shrine city of Samarra, police and medical officials said. 

Baghdad: A suicide bomber killed 11 people and wounded 23 others when he detonated explosives in a crowd of Shi`ite pilgrims walking north of Baghdad to the shrine city of Samarra, police and medical officials said. 

The Shi`ite faithful had stopped at a tent serving pilgrims in Taji on Baghdad province`s northern edge, the officials said. 

"Suddenly a powerful explosion shook the area," said bystander Hatem Aziz. "I saw police and civilian cars packed with wounded rushing away."