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Suicide blasts target Iraq Shi'ites

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Two suicide bombers targeted Shi'ite Muslims in Iraq on Saturday (October 5), killing at least 60 people on the eve of the anniversary of one of their imams' deaths, police and medics said. In Baghdad, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a checkpoint, killing at least 48 Shi'ite pilgrims on their way to visit a shrine in the Kadhimiya district. In the northern city of Mosul, unidentified gunmen shot two Iraqi television journalists dead as they were filming, security sources said. No group immediately claimed responsibility for either of the bombings, but such attacks are the hallmark of Sunni Islamist al Qaeda, which views Shi'ites as non-believers and has been regaining momentum this year. Earlier on Saturday, another suicide bomber blew himself up inside a cafe in a mainly Shi'ite town of Balad, 80 km (50 miles) north of Baghdad, killing 12 people. The cafe was targeted in an almost identical bombing 40

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