BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say that a bomb attached to a bus carrying Iranian Shiite pilgrims has killed five people, including a woman, and wounded nine others.
Police officials say that the so-called sticky bomb hidden on the underside of the bus detonated Saturday morning. The Iranian pilgrims were heading to a Shiite shrine in Baghdad to mark the major Muslim holiday, the Eid al-Adha.
Medics in nearby hospitals confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
Violence has ebbed across Iraq, but insurgents frequently attack security forces and civilians in an attempt to undermine the country's Shiite-led government.