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Attack Near Shiite Shrine in Iraq Kills 49

A suicide bomber set off explosives near one of Shiite Islam’s holiest shrines Thursday, killing almost 50 people, officials said. The blast near the Imam Hussein shrine in central Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, killed 49 people and injured 52, said Karbala police Col. Razaq al-Taie. The site was a scene of chaos afterward with men ferrying the wounded in push carts and pools of blood on the ground. The bomber appeared to have set off the explosion only about 30 yards from the shrine in a busy shopping area. Full Story

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