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Shiites Gather in the Holy City of Karbala

Tens of thousands of Shiites gathered in the holy city of Karbala Monday, and police said they uncovered a cache of explosives and arrested four insurgents for allegedly planning an attack on the pilgrims. In December, more than 50 pilgrims died in a series of bombings in the city, 50 miles south of Baghdad, and in March 2004 at least 181 people died in coordinated bombings of Shiite pilgrims in Karbala and Baghdad. Both attacks were blamed on Sunni extremists. Full Story

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