The Iraqi ministry of interior on Tuesday said 59 people were killed and 112 injured in a suicide bombing attack against Iraqi army recruits in Baghdad. The blast, one of the bloodiest attacks in recent weeks, targeted recruits lined up outside an Iraqi army division headquarters in the heart of the capital.
Two police officials said at least two soldiers were among the dead and eight among the wounded.
On Monday, a car bomb killed four Iranian Shiite pilgrims and an Iraqi citizen travelling on a bus northeast of Baghdad. The pilgrims were headed for the Shiite shrine cities of Najaf and Karbala, south of the capital.