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Suicide bomber detonates in crowd of Shiite pilgrims

BAGHDAD, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- At least 22 people died Thursday in Baghdad when a suicide bomber detonated a bomb among a group of Shiite pilgrims and militants shot a family, officials said.

The suicide bomb attack took place at a food tent in the Dura area of Baghdad as pilgrims made their way to the shrine city of Karbala, medical officials said.

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Fifteen people died and at least 35 were wounded in the attack.

Meanwhile, militants dressed in army uniforms attacked the home of an anti-al-Qaida militiaman Thursday, killing the man, his wife and their three children, Middle East Online reported.

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