Shiite pilgrim killed in Iraq bomb attack
Baghdad, Oct 6 (IANS) At least one Shiite pilgrim was killed and seven others wounded in a roadside bomb explosion Sunday in the northern part of Iraq's capital Baghdad, Xinhua reported citing an interior ministry source.
The attack occurred in the afternoon when the roadside bomb went off near a crowd of Shiite pilgrims in Seliekh district in the northern part of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The attack came as thousands of Shiite pilgrims gathered at the mausoleum of Imam Musa al-Kadhim in Baghdad's northern district of Kadhmiyah to commemorate the death of the seventh of the most revered 12 Shiite Imams.
Kadhim's tomb is in a golden-domed mosque in the centre of the old part of the holy Shiite Kadhimiya district.
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