Bombs kill 2 Iraqis on way to religious ceremony

AP , Thursday 16 Dec 2010

Police say a spate of bombings have killed two Iraqi pilgrims headed to ceremonies to mark a Shiite Muslim day of mourning.

Police said four bombs hidden in trash cans killed two people in a procession to mark Ashoura and wounded six others in the town of Dujail, 50 miles (80 kilometers) miles north of Baghdad. The casualties were confirmed by Dr. Munthir Hussein of the Hussein hospital in Dujail.

Earlier, a roadside bomb wounded three pilgrims in the downtown Baghdad neighborhood of Karradah, police said.

Shiite pilgrims from across Iraq are headed to the hold Shiite city of Karbala for Ashoura, which marks the seventh century death of Imam Hussein in a killing that sealed Islam's historic Sunni-Shiite split.

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