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Car Bomb Targeting Shi'ite Pilgrims Kills 12 in Baghdad

A car bomb targeting Shi'ite pilgrims killed 12 people in Baghdad on Sunday, police and hospital sources said. Iraq is bracing for more sectarian attacks on Shi'ites, who are preparing for the religious festival of Ashura, an event that defines Shi'ism and its rift with Sunni Islam. At mosques and shrines across Iraq, millions of Shi'ites are expected to commemorate the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in 680 AD. The level...

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