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Bombs Targeting Shi'ites Kill 8 in Iraq

Iraqi officials said three bombs exploded north of Baghdad, killing at least eight people in an attack targeting Shi'ite pilgrims. The coordinated blasts, which took place Wednesday in Baqouba, also wounded at least 10 other people as the group was observing the annual mourning period known as Ashura. The ritual commemorates the seventh-century killing of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, during a battle with rival Muslims. There was no immediate claim of...

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