Hundreds of thousands pack Iraq`s Karbala for Ashura

Hundreds of thousands of ITuesday, braving the threat of jihadist attack to mark one of the holiest days of their faith.

13 killed in Iraq violence

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

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

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

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

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

Iraq bomb attacks on pilgrims kill 28

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,

Bombings kill 40 Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

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

Bomb kills 27 at height of Iraqi Shiite pilgrimage

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.