At least four dead in Iraq blast
A car bomb went off in Iraq's holy city of Najaf on Saturday, killing four Iranian pilgrims a day before a national vote, officials said. According to Reuters, the blast hit at least two tour buses parked at a garage near the Imam Ali shrine.
Louay al-Yassiri, a member of the local provincial council, said that in addition to the Iranian pilgrims killed, the explosion injured seven people, including three Iraqi police.
At least 45 people have been killed over the past few days in Iraq.