At least 60 dead in Baghdad blasts
Two suicide bombers wearing explosive vests blew themselves up at a revered Shi'ite Muslim shrine in Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 60 people, Iraqi police said. At least 100 people were wounded in the attack at the Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine in the Shi'ite neighbourhood of Kadhimiya, police said.
Another police official said the bombers struck shortly before the start of Friday prayers as worshippers streamed in to the mosque. Among the dead were 25 Iranian pilgrims, said a police and a hospital official, according to the AP.
According to Reuters, the bombings followed two suicide attacks on Thursday, one in Baghdad and the other in the northeastern province of Diyala, in which at least 89 people died.