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10 killed in Karbala car bomb: Iraq officials

A car bomb exploded in the holy city of Karbala in central Iraq on Monday killing at least 10 people and wounding 38, a number of them Iranian pilgrims, police and hospital officials said.

world Updated: Nov 08, 2010 13:01 IST

A car bomb exploded in the holy city of Karbala in central Iraq on Monday killing at least 10 people and wounding 38, a number of them Iranian pilgrims, police and hospital officials said.

The explosion occurred in the northern part of the city, the officials said.

Some 1,500 pilgrims a day from neighbouring Iran visit Shiite shrines in Iraq, mainly in the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala.