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Many killed in bomb attack at Iraqi festival

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A suicide attack in Baghdad has killed at least 25 people and injured more than 60 others during a religious festival in the north of the Iraqi capital.

The figures come from the Ministry of the Interior. The attack happened despite tight security measures as a crowd of Shi’ite pilgrims made their way to a shrine.

In 2005 a thousand pilgrims died at the same spot after rumours of a bomb caused a stampede.