Bombs kill dozens in Iraq

March 11, 2007 at 10:56 AM

BAGHDAD, March 11 (UPI) -- Bombs in Iraq killed dozens of people Sunday, including Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad returning from a pilgrimage.

Death tolls being reported ranged from 29 up to the mid-30s.

A car bomb killed 19 people when it exploded next to a bus of Shiite pilgrims returning from the annual Arbaeen festival in Karbala, the BBC said.

The Arbaeen holy day marks the end of a 40-day mourning period for Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, CNN reported. Hundreds of thousands of people attended the festival Saturday.

In another explosion, a suicide bomber killed 10 people on a minibus in eastern Baghdad, the BBC reported.

CNN reported that three guards were killed and three badly injured when a bomb exploded in the lobby of the headquarters of the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party in southern Mosul Sunday afternoon.

Sunday's explosions came a day after a major international summit in Baghdad was convened to discuss security and sectarian violence in Iraq.

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