Mar 31, 6:41 AM EDT

Iraq: Suicide blast hits bus with Iranian pilgrims, kills 6

Last U.S. combat troop leaves Iraq
Iraqi Election 2010: What's at Stake?
Returning Troops Find Alternative Motivations
U.S. Troop Casualties in Iraq
Related Stories
Iraq: Suicide blast hits bus with Iranian pilgrims, kills 6

Carter says US policy on Iran-backed forces will hold

AP PHOTOS: Iraqi forces struggle to take back Tikrit

Iraqi Sunni tribe wages costly battle against IS group

US sees opportunity in Iran's pullback in Iraq

Buy AP Photo Reprints
Iraqi Communities in the U.S.

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a bus with Iranian Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad, killing six people, including four Iranians.

Police officials say Tuesday's attack happened in the town of Taji, 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the Iraqi capital where the bomber detonated his explosives as the pilgrims were getting off the bus at a gas station.

Hospital officials said an Iranian woman and the Iraqi bus driver were among the dead. Also, at least 11 Iranian pilgrims were wounded in the attack. The pilgrims were returning from the holy Shiite city of Samarra.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to talk to the media.

Nobody immediately claimed responsibly for the attack.

© 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Latest News