5 Dec 2010

Series of explosions in Baghdad

8:31 am on 5 December 2010

At least 14 people have been killed in Iraq in a series of explosions in the capital, Baghdad, including six or more Shia pilgrims from Iran.

The BBC reports they were near a house used by pilgrims near the Moussa al-Kadhim shrine in the Kadhimiya district.

A car bomb struck a coach of pilgrims in the northern Shula district, killing two people. Another car bomb elsewhere killed six people.

About 100 people are reported to have been wounded overall.