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Dozens Dead After New Blasts In Iraq

There's been more deadly violence in Iraq and it looks as if Shiite Muslims were again the targets. The Associated Press reports that:

A twin car bombing Friday targeted a crowd of Shiite pilgrims packing a highway as they walked to a holy city south of Baghdad for a major religious ceremony, killing at least 32 and wounding 154 people, Iraqi ministry officials said.

It was the third deadly bombing this week hitting the ceremony in which hundreds of thousands of Shiites have been converging on the city of Karbala. Friday's attack struck during the culmination of the pilgrimage.

The BBC notes that "about a million Shia Muslim pilgrims are in the city to visit the Imam Hussein shrine."