Wave of car bombs across Iraq kills 15

The latest explosions struck Thursday near Dujail, 50 miles north of Baghdad, as Shiite pilgrims were heading to a shrine in the town of Samarra, bringing the day's death toll to 15. Earlier, another car bomb killed four in the south of the country.

 BAGHDAD — An Iraqi provincial health official says two car bombs have killed at least 11 Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad, bringing the day's death toll in a series of attacks to 15.

The latest explosions struck Thursday morning near Dujail, 50 miles north of Baghdad, as the pilgrims were heading to a shrine in the town of Samarra.

Raed Ibrahim, the head of the Salahuddin provincial health directorate, provided the death toll and says more than 60 were wounded.

Earlier, another car bomb killed four Shiite pilgrims as they were heading to shrines in the south of the country.

Shiite pilgrims are a favorite target for Sunni insurgents who seek to undermine the country's Shiite-led government.

 

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