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Deadliest Iraqi Attack In 15 Months Kill Scores Of Pilgrims

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AL ARABIYA, BBC NEWS, CNN

BAGHDAD - A wave of bombings in six Iraqi provinces, including 10 locations in Baghdad, has killed at least 62 people and wounded dozens more in the country's worst attack in more than a year, BBC News reports.

Al Arabiya reports that the string of car and roadside bombs targeted annual religious processions, killing mostly Shiite Muslim pilgrims as they gathered to mark the anniversary of the death of Shiite imam Moussa al-Kadhim, a great-grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.

These attacks are the deadliest since February 23, 2011 when nearly 50 people were killed and more than 200 were wounded, CNN reports.

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