Explosion at Iraqi holy shrine
There has been an explosion at a shrine in the holy city of Karbala south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Unconfirmed reports say three people have been killed and 12 injured. The US military says that one American soldier was killed by a homemade bomb in the northern town of Tikrit. And explosions and mortar fire were also heard near the US headquarters in Baghdad. One mortar struck a camp of the 2nd Armoured Cavalry Regiment but caused no injuries, a US military statement said. Two others hit unspecified locations in central Baghdad but there was no damage to buildings of the US-led occupation, the military said. Full Story