authorities say suicide bombers attacked a Shi'ite pilgrimage in Baghdad and a
Kurdish rally in northern Iraq (Monday), killing 50 people and wounding
nearly 300 others.
Police say three female suicide bombers blew themselves up during the
pilgrimage in Baghdad killing at least 28 people, including children, and
wounding more than 90 others.
The blasts occurred in quick succession in the Karrada district, as thousands
of Shi'ite worshippers were traveling to the Kadhimiya shrine in the northern
section of the capital.
In northern Iraq, Kirkuk Governor Abdul Rahman Mustafa tells VOA (Kurdish
Service) an explosion today in the oil-rich city killed at least 22 people
attending a demonstration against Iraq's draft provincial elections law. He
says 195 other people were wounded in the blast.