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Iraq on High Security Alert Ahead of Ashura Rites

Iraq is on high security alert amid a wave of bombs targeting Shi'ite pilgrims heading to the holy city of Karbala for the annual Ashura commemoration. Sunni Islamic State militants claimed responsibility Monday for two attacks a day earlier in Baghdad that killed 23 people. The insurgents said that despite the government's tight security they carried out the attacks against what they described as the Shi'ites' "biggest infidel event." Iraqi authorities say...

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