Iraq

Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens in Iraq

Family of five also shot dead

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Three suicide bombers detonated explosives belts among pilgrims in Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 36 people, while militants shot dead a family of five, officials said.

The deadliest attack hit the Dura area of south Baghdad, where a bomber targeted pilgrims at a tent where they are served food and drinks on their way to the shrine city of Karbala, killing at least 20 people and wounding at least 40.

Among those killed in the blast was Muhanad Mohammed, a journalist who had worked for both foreign and Iraqi media, one of his sons told AFP.

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