Three bombs went off in and around Baghdad Monday, killing at least 14 people, including Shi’ite Muslim worshipers conducting an annual pilgrimage inside the capital, police and medical sources said.

 

Policemen gather at the site of a car bomb attack in Samawa, south of Baghdad

 

The largest blast, from a parked car bomb in the Saydiya district of southern Baghdad, killed 11 and wounded 30, the sources said.

 

At least a few of the casualties were pilgrims passing through the area on their way to the shrine of Imam Moussa al-Kadhim, a great-grandson of Prophet Mohammad.

 

Explosives planted on the ground in Tarmiya, 25 km (15 miles) north of Baghdad, killed two and wounded six, while a roadside bomb in Khalisa, a town 30 km (20 miles) south of the city, left one dead and two wounded.

 

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for any of the attacks, but ISIS militants fighting Iraqi forces in the north and west regularly target security personnel and Shi’ite civilians whom they consider apostates.

 

 

 

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