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August 14, 2008

Dateline Iraq: 19 Dead in Pilgrims Attack

Reuters:

A female suicide bomber killed 19 people, mostly women, and wounded 75 on Thursday when she detonated an explosive vest in a crowd of pilgrims being escorted by police to a shrine south of Baghdad, police said.

The bomber struck around dusk near the town of Iskandariya, 40 km (25 miles) south of the capital, an area where Shi'ite pilgrims have to walk through Sunni Arab towns and villages to reach the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala.

At least one policeman was killed and three were wounded in the attack in a volatile, religiously mixed area once known to U.S. troops as the "triangle of death". More than half of those killed were women, police said.
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