Sponsored by:

Sections
 U.S. News
 World News
 Michigan News
 Strange News
 Business/Finance
 Health
 Politics/Elections
 Science
 Sports
 Travel
 Technology


Entertainment
 Entertainment
 Events
 Music Reviews
 Movie Reviews
 Recipes & Menus


Sports
 BlogCentral
 Lions/NFL
 Pistons/NBA
 Red Wings/NHL
 Tigers/MLB
 College Football
 College Basketball
 Golf
 NASCAR Racing
 Tennis

Video & Photos
 Video & Photo Sharing
 Photos to Buy

Classifieds
 Classifieds

 Cars

Advertisements
 Newspaper Ads
 Special Sections


General Info
 About Us
 Subscribe
 Place A Classified
 How To Advertise


 



 


MICENTRAL.COM “brought to you by the Michigan Newspaper Network”  

May 12, 4:36 PM EDT

Attacks in Iraqi capital kill at least 19 Shiite pilgrims



Multimedia
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
US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery

UK bomb maker sentenced to life for killing US soldier

Iraq deputy PM appeals for more help

Bush faults Obama about Iraq, stops short on more troops

White House hopefuls agree: Iraq war a mistake

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

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Attacks on Shiite pilgrims commemorating the death of revered 8th century Shiite Imam Moussa al-Kazim killed at least 19 people and wounded more than 50 across the Iraqi capital, police officials said.

The largest of the attacks happened in central Baghdad when a suicide bomber attacked pilgrims buying food and drinks on their way back from the al-Kazim's shrine located in the capital's Kazimiyah neighborhood. Officials said at least 10 people were killed in the attack and another 25 wounded. The Islamic State militant group claimed responsibility for the attack, in a statement distributed on associated Twitter accounts Tuesday, saying it sought to target fighters with the Popular Mobilization Units, a predominantly Shiite force currently battling the Sunni militants in Iraq.

In eastern Baghdad, another two pilgrims were killed and nine wounded when a roadside bomb exploded on Palestine Street. On the northeastern edge of the capital, in the town of Bab al-Sham, at least three mortars targeted Shiite pilgrims, killing four and wounding at least 12.

Also in Mashahidah, just north of Baghdad, at least three pilgrims were killed and eight wounded by an improvised explosive device.

Hospital officials confirmed the casualties. All officials spoke anonymously because they are not authorized to brief the media.

The Islamic State militant group has been behind attacks in several of the capital's predominantly Shiite neighborhoods. The Iraqi military, backed by U.S. airstrikes and fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units, recently recaptured Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from the militant group in a push to regain control of the Sunni heartland.

---

Associated Press writer Murtada Faraj in Baghdad contributed to this report.

© 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.


Return to your local newspaper...

 Daily Publications


Non-Daily Publications


Niche
Publications/Sites

Home | About Us | Subscribe | Place A Classified | How To Advertise
MICENTRAL.COM is a network of Michigan newspaper Web sites.

© Copyright MICentral, a Journal Register Property & part of Journal Register MI -- All rights reserved
Our Publications | About Our Ads | Privacy Policy/Terms of Service