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Published: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 1:05:03 AM
Updated: Tuesday December 17, 2013 MYT 1:05:49 AM

Bombs kill at least 24 more Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two parked cars laden with explosives and a roadside bomb went off near a funeral tent and killed at least 24 Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims on Monday in a southern Iraqi town, police and medical sources said.

The attack took place in Yusfiya, 20 km (12 miles) south of Baghdad, the latest in a series of attacks mostly targeting Shi'ites, who mark a religious festival next week.

(Reporting by Kareem Raheem; Writing by Suadad al-Salhy; Editing by Alison Williams) nL6N0JV3QZ


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