Suicide attack on Shi'ite pilgrims in Iraq kills 30

Reuters News
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Posted: Nov 14, 2013 5:25 AM

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew himself up on Thursday during a Shi'ite Muslim religious ritual in the eastern Iraqi city of al-Sadiya, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, a senior local official and police said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which came on the final day of Ashura, a 10-day Shi'ite ritual.

(Reporting by Raheem Salman, Writing by Sylvia Westall; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)