FIVE KILLED AND 12 INJURED IN BAGHDAD ATTACK

An attack in the heart of the Sadr district of Baghdad killed five people and injured 12. The attack took place outside a bank where old people were queueing to collect their pensions. Yesterday two car bombs exploded near Karbala killing at least 19 pilgrims and injuring another 54. Thousands of pilgrims are travelling to the holy city of Karbala this week for the anniversary of the death of the Shiite Iman, Mohammed al-Mehdi.

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