VOA News 08 July 2010

Iraqi security forces are seen at the site of a suicide attack on  pilgrims headed to the Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine, on the final day of  the annual commemoration of the saint's death in Baghdad, Iraq, 08 Jul  2010

Photo: AP: Iraqi security forces are seen at the site of a suicide attack on pilgrims headed to the Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine, on the final day of the annual commemoration of the saint’s death in Baghdad, Iraq, 08 Jul 2010

Iraqi officials say two bombings have killed at least seven people, in the latest attacks targeting Shi’ite pilgrims traveling to a mosque in northern Baghdad.

The blasts come a day after attacks across the capital killed at least 50 people, most of them by a suicide bomber who detonated an explosives-filled belt near a crowd of pilgrims.  Another six people were killed in attacks Tuesday.

The violence has continued in spite of heavy security in the Iraqi capital, where tens of thousands of worshippers had gathered for ceremonies marking the death of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, the seventh of 12 revered Imams in Shi’ite Islam.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.

Comments

comments