Middle East

January 4, 2009

Female bomber kills at least 40 at shrine in Baghdad

About 11 a.m. on Sunday a female suicide bomber blew herself up in Baghdad's Kadhimiyah district among masses of religious pilgrims flocking to a Shiite Muslim shrine. The bomber got as close to the shrine as she could before reaching a tent where women are searched to ensure bombers can't target visitors to the ornate shrine. At least 40 people were killed, including 16 pilgrims from Iran.

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