Twin car bombs kill 25 in Iraqi city of Karbala

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 27, 2010 00:03

BAGHDAD — Two car bombs targeting Shi'ite pilgrims during a religious festival in the holy city of Karbala killed 25 people on Monday, Iraqi police and hospital officials said.

Militants detonated two parked cars filled with explosives about two miles (three kilometers) apart as crowds of pilgrims passed by. Police and medical officials in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, said 68 people were injured in the attacks.

The pilgrims were on their way to Karbala to take part in an important religious holiday, known as Shabaniyah, that attracts devout Shi'ites from around the country.

Sunni extremists are suspected.


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