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Coordinated Bombings Kill 56 Religious Pilgrims in Iraq

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LA Times – Coordinated car bombs in four Iraqi cities targeting Shiite pilgrims killed at least 56 people and wounded dozens more early on Wednesday in Iraq’s latest wave of sectarian-fueled violence, officials said.

The death toll was expected to rise in the attacks, which included car bombs that tore into Shiite religious processions at four different locations across Baghdad. It was the third attack in the capital this week targeting the annual pilgrimage commemorating the 8th century death of a revered imam.

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