Iraqi official: Blasts kill 6 pilgrims in Iraq

February 12, 2010 19:52

BAGHDAD — Three bomb blasts targeting Shi'ite pilgrims south of Baghdad have killed at least six people and wounded 40, an Iraqi hospital official said Friday.

Dr. Radwan al-Kindi said the bombs exploded on the road to Kufa, one of the main routes to the southern holy city of Najaf.

Kindi, the director of the Najaf medical center, said those killed were pilgrims.

No further details were immediately available.

The blasts were the latest in a string of attacks that have killed or wounded hundreds of Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq in recent weeks.

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