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01/04/09

15 Iranian pilgrims killed, 36 wounded in Iraq blast

TEHRAN, Jan. 4 (Mehr News Agency) - Iran on Sunday announced that at least 52 Iranian pilgrims were killed and injured in a bomb blast in Iraq on Sunday.

The Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization declared the names of 15 pilgrims who were martyred and other 36 that were wounded in the blast.

The explosion happened at one of the entrances to Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine in Al Kazimiyah.

A woman, wearing an explosive vest, exploded herself among a crowd of pilgrims at the security checkpoints near the revered shrine.

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