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7 Shiite pilgrims gunned down in Baghdad

Seven pilgrims heading to a major Shiite religious gathering were shot dead in a Sunni neighborhood, while a vehicle ban aimed at preventing attacks during two days of ceremonies emptied Baghdad’s streets Saturday. The seven victims were among a group of Shiites walking in western Baghdad on Friday night when assailants in a passing car sprayed them with gunfire, said police Lt. Maitham Abdul Razzaq. The Shiites had been heading to spend the night at the site of a religious gathering in northern Baghdad. Full Story

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