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2006-09-02 06:01:03

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Fourteen South Asian pilgrims were ambushed and killed on their way to Shi'ite Muslim sites in Iraq, hospital, police and army sources said on Saturday.

2006-08-20 09:58:18

By Alister Bull BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 20 people died and 300 were hurt in Baghdad on Sunday after insurgents, including roof-top snipers, ambushed pilgrims gathering in their hundreds of thousands for a sacred Shi'ite festival.

2006-05-07 00:52:52

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb caused many casualties near the central bus station in the Iraqi city of Kerbala on Sunday, police said. The city, 110 km (70 miles) south of Baghdad, is home to two of Shi'ite Islam's holiest shrines and has been targeted in the past by insurgent bombings.

2006-05-07 01:27:39

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb near the central bus station in the Iraqi Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala killed 21 people and wounded 52 on Sunday, police said. The dead were all civilians.

2006-05-07 01:08:26

KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - A car bomb near the central bus station in the Iraqi Shi'ite holy city of Kerbala killed 21 people and wounded 52 on Sunday, police said. The area has been targeted before by car bombers. Sunni Muslim guerrillas linked to al Qaeda have been blamed in the past.

2006-03-20 03:02:56

By Sami al-Jumaili KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Security was tightened in the sacred city of Kerbala on Monday to guard against suicide bombers or other attacks as hundreds of thousands of Sh'ite pilgrims prepared to mark the climax of a religious event.

2006-03-19 07:10:02

By Sami Jumaili KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Shi'ite Muslims massed in their hundreds of thousands around Kerbala on Sunday for one of the biggest events of their religious calendar as Iraqi security forces sealed off the city to protect pilgrims.

2006-02-09 10:35:30

By Sami Jumaili KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Some 2 million Shi'ites massed in the sacred Iraqi city of Kerbala on Thursday to mourn the death of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson 1,300 years ago.

2006-02-09 06:05:06

By Sami Jumaili KERBALA, Iraq (Reuters) - Shi'ites massed in the sacred Iraqi city of Kerbala on Thursday to mourn the death of the Prophet Mohammad's grandson 1,300 years ago in a ritual that suicide bombers have previously turned into carnage.

2006-02-08 08:30:57

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen opened fire on Wednesday on a group of Shi'ites performing rituals in Baghdad to mark the major religious event of Ashore, wounding six people, police said.


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