BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 11 people and wounded 23 others when he detonated explosives in a crowd of Shi‘ite pilgrims walking north of Baghdad to the shrine city of Samarra, police and medical officials said.
The Shi‘ite faithful had stopped at a tent serving pilgrims in Taji on Baghdad province’s northern edge, the officials said.
“Suddenly a powerful explosion shook the area,” said bystander Hatem Aziz. “I saw police and civilian cars packed with wounded rushing away.”
Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed and Ned Parker