Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran
Six Iranian pilgrims were killed and five others wounded in bomb blasts that hit the shrine city of Karbala in Iraq on Tuesday. In Karbala two car bombs exploded in a crowded shopping and restaurant area.
Bombings and shootings across Iraq on Tuesday killed 46 people, striking at police and pilgrims.
The identities of all Iranian victims except one dead person have been released.
Every day hundreds of Iranian citizens visit holy shrines in Iraq under the supervision of the Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization.
However, some citizens visit Iraq individually without heeding warnings by the organization.
Mahdi Shahsavari, the deputy director of the organization, said those killed or injured in Karbala on Tuesday had visited Iraq outside officially registered tour agencies.
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