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10 pilgrims killed in suicide blast

The bus had been carrying Iranian Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad and were in a gas station in the town of Taji, when the bomber detonated his explosives as the pilgrims were getting off the bus.

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10 pilgrims have been killed in Iraq after their bus was hit by a suicide bomber, AP reports.

The bus had been carrying Iranian Shiite pilgrims north of Baghdad and were in a gas station in the town of Taji, when  the bomber detonated his explosives as the pilgrims were getting off the bus.

Among the dead were 7 Iranians including 2 Iranian women and the Iraqi bus driver. At least 14 Iranian pilgrims were also wounded in the attack.

The pilgrims were reportedly returning from a trip to the holy Shiite city of Samarra.

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No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, however the Islamic State extremist group and other Sunni radicals consider Shiites to be apostates deserving of death.

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