Female bomber at Baghdad Shi'ite shrine kills 38

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January 4, 2009 19:28

 
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A woman hiding among Iranian pilgrims with a bomb strapped under her black robe killed more than three dozen people and wounded at least 72 others on Sunday outside a Baghdad mosque during ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the death of one of Shiite Islam's most revered saints. The suicide attack was the most recent in a series that has killed more than 60 people in less than a week and marred celebrations of the transfer of many security responsibilities from the US military to Iraqi forces. The attack in Baghdad's northern Shiite neighborhood of Kazimiyah came as the Iraqi military held parades to mark the anniversary of its founding 88 years ago and to celebrate the new security agreement with the United States that went into effect on Thursday. The agreement replaced an expired UN mandate that allowed the US and other foreign troops to operate in Iraq.

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