Roadside bomb injures 7 Iranian pilgrims in Iraq

December 8, 2010 11:14

BAGHDAD — Seven Iranian pilgrims were wounded when a roadside bomb struck their bus in southern Baghdad at the start of an important Shi'ite religious event on Wednesday, Iraqi officials said.

Police and hospital officials said the bomb detonated early Wednesday as the bus was passing through the Sunni neighborhood of Dora, en route to the shrine of a revered Shiite saint in Kazimiyah.The Iranians were traveling to Baghdad from the Holy City of Karbala.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

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