October 27th, 2012
03:05 PM ET

Deadly attacks hit Iraq amid Eid festival

[Update 4:47 p.m.] The death toll rose to 31 after a car bomb exploded outside a restaurant in a city 50 miles north of Baghdad, according to authorities.

[Posted at 3:05 p.m.] A wave of attacks in Iraq killed at least 30 people and wounded 66 more Saturday as Muslims marked the second day of the festival of Eid al-Adha, police said.

At least 14 people were killed and 28 others were wounded in two car bombs and a roadside bomb in two separate locations in eastern Baghdad's Sadr City, police said. The first car bomb was outside a busy restaurant; the second was followed by a roadside bomb near an outdoor market in the city, police added.

Sadr City is a predominantly Shiite district.

At least five Shiite pilgrims were killed when a roadside bomb in Taji, about 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Baghdad, struck a minibus carrying them to visit Al-Askariya, or the "Golden Mosque."

A dozen more were wounded in the blast. Police said most of the casualties were Iranian pilgrims.

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  1. just eye

    Why are we over there killing them? They do it to themselves, and for a whole lot cheaper to boot!

    October 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. banasy©

    Covering it up with what?
    If one doesn't like CNN's coverage, one has many other outlets to receive their news from.

    October 27, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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