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13 killed in Iraq violence

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 22:55

At least 13 people were killed and 37 injured in violent incidents across Iraq Sunday even as hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims ended a relatively peaceful religious ritual at the holy golden-domed shrine amid tightened security, security and medical sources said.

Iraq policeman sacrifices himself to save pilgrims

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 19:41

An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself today as he tried to protect Shiite pilgrims, embracing a suicide bomber just moments before the man exploded, officials said.

Suicide bomber attacks Shiites as Iraq unrest kills 9

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 16:59

The bomber struck in the Khales area, killing five people and wounding 10, a police colonel and a doctor said.

Iran condemns deadly Iraq attack on its pilgrims

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 11:44

Iran on Saturday condemned a deadly attack the day before in neighbouring Iraq, in which at least 14 Iranian Shiite pilgrims were killed, the official IRNA news agency said.

Bombs in Iraq kill 26, mostly Shiite pilgrims

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013, 09:53

Insurgents unleashed a string of bomb attacks mainly targeting Shiite Muslim pilgrims across Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 26 people.

Al Qaeda claims deadly bombings against Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 21:16

Al Qaeda militant group in Iraq on Saturday claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks mainly targeted Shiite pilgrims and security forces that killed and wounded hundreds of people.

Iraq bomb attacks on pilgrims kill 28

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 06, 2011, 09:58

A wave of bomb attacks targeting Shiite pilgrims in Iraq killed 28 people and wounded 78, a day before the peak of the Ashura religious commemorations,

Bomb kills two, wounds 26 south of Iraqi capital

Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011, 18:31

A bomb hidden in a rickshaw killed two Muslim Shiite pilgrims and wounded 26 others south of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.

Bombings kill 40 Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 10:30

At least 40 people were killed and 68 injured in two bomb attacks Monday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala.

Baghdad attacks on Shiite pilgrims kill 70 in three days

Last Updated: Thursday, July 08, 2010, 22:49

A string of attacks against Shiite pilgrims in the past three days killed 70 people in Baghdad, security officials said on Thursday, exposing the continued ability of insurgents to inflict bloodshed.

Bomb kills 27 at height of Iraqi Shiite pilgrimage

Last Updated: Friday, February 05, 2010, 20:13

A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Friday alongside a crowd of Shiite pilgrims packing a highway as they walked to a holy city south of Baghdad for a major religious ceremony, killing at least 27 people and wounding more than 70, Iraqi police officials said.