Bomb kills 18 at Shi'ite funeral in Iraq: police

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 30, 2011 11:15 AM

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 18 people were killed when a large car bomb exploded among mourners crowding into a Shi'ite funeral in Iraq's Hilla city on Friday, local authorities and witnesses said.

Hilla, 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad, is a mainly Shi'ite city on a route used by pilgrims visiting Shi'ite holy sites in the south of the country.

(Reporting by Kareem Raheem; writing by Patrick Markey; editing by Philippa Fletcher)