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29 people killed in two explosions in Iraq

2012-07-03 15:24

25 people were killed in the explosion of cars in the city of Diwaniyah south of Baghdad. Earlier on Tuesday, four more people lost their lives in the same circumstances in the city of Karbala west of the capital, the BBC reported


Kerbala residents were preparing to a Shiite festival, which traditionally gathers a lot of pilgrims. Two bombs planted by the roadside exploded there. As a result, four Shiite pilgrims were killed, 21 people injured.

The explosion in the city of Diwaniyah in southern Iraq on Tuesday claimed at least 25 lives, another 50 people were injured. Bomb was planted in a car near a Shiite mosque, the Izvestia reported.

The incident occurred in a busy trade district of Diwaniyah, located 150 km from Baghdad. Pilgrims gathered around the mosque to leave for the city of Kerbala to celebrate the birthday of one of the most renowned Imams, al-Mahdi.

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