Attacks kill at least 42 in Iraq on Shiite religious holiday

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — At least 42 people were killed and 154 were wounded in five attacks on a religious holiday Friday, an Interior Ministry official said.

The first four attacks, which together killed 36 and wounded 124, targeted Shiites; the fifth attack was against a Sunni target.

But most of the carnage was directed at Shiite targets, with the highest single toll exacted in the northern city of Mosul, where a suicide car bomb exploded near a Shiite mosque as a funeral was taking place, killing 30 people and wounding 100, the official said.


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