Iraq: At least 10 dead in attacks against Shiites
At least 10 people were killed and 70 injured in series of bomb attacks on Friday and Saturday morning in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala during a major Shiite rite, police said. ZAccording to press reports, the attacks started on Friday afternoon when two car bombs went off at a garage near the Shiite shrine in northern part of Karbala, killing three people and wounding 15 others, Xinhua reported.
Another booby-trapped car detonated late Friday in the town of al-Hindiya, some 30 km east of Karbala, killing six pilgrims and injuring 28 others, an Interior Ministry source conveyed.
On Saturday morning, a motorcycle bomb hit a crowd of Shiite pilgrims in Karbala's southern neighborhood of al-Mulhaq, killing a worshipper and injuring 27 others, the source said.