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30 Shiite pilgrims killed in Iraq suicide bombing

At least 30 Shiite pilgrims were killed and 25 wounded in a suicide bombing south of the Iraqi capital, police told AFP.

world Updated: Feb 14, 2009 05:04 IST
AFP

At least 30 Shiite pilgrims were killed and 25 wounded on Friday in a suicide bombing south of the Iraqi capital, police told AFP.

The attack took place in Iskandiriyah, a town 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Baghdad, said Alaa al-Husseini, a police lieutenant from the nearby city of Hilla.

"Thirty pilgrims were killed and 25 wounded by a suicide bomber," he said.

First Published: Feb 14, 2009 04:52 IST