BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi police say a second car bombs exploded in Baghdad on the last day of a Shiite pilgrimage, killing 11 people and bringing the day's death toll to 25.
Saturday's blasts are part of a fierce wave of terror attacks on the annual pilgrimage that sees hundreds of thousands visit the shrine to an eighth-century imam. On Wednesday, 72 people died in bombings targeting Shiite pilgrims across Iraq — one of the worst attacks since American troops withdrew.
A police official says Saturday's first bomb killed 14 people in the northern Baghdad neighborhood of Shula.
The second killed 11 people in Kazimiyah neighborhood, a few kilometers (miles) from the shrine to Imam Moussa al-Khadim. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.