At least 17 people were killed in bomb attacks across Baghdad, including Iranian pilgrims near a revered shrine and shoppers at a Shiite neighbourhood market, authorities said. The attacks - several roadside bombs and cars packed with explosives - injured more than 100 people. According to the AP, most of the casualties were believed to be Shiites.
Police said the deadliest strike targeted a marketplace in Baiyaa, a Shiite neighbourhood in south-western Baghdad. A car parked outside a shopping area went off around midday, killing six people and wounding 42.