Baghdad: Attacks mostly targeting Shiite Muslims during the Eid al-Adha holiday, including bombings of a marketplace and a minibus carrying pilgrims, killed 15 people in Iraq on Saturday.
The shootings and explosions, which also left more than 40 people wounded, were the latest in a spate of violence in the past week that have broken a relative calm in Iraq.
In the east Baghdad district of Maamal, a bomb exploded in a neighbourhood market as women were shopping for groceries alongside their children at around 9:00 am.
At least five people were killed, including three children and a woman, security and medical officials said. They added that 13 others were wounded.
An journalist at the scene reported pools of blood along the street, and pieces of shrapnel mixed with vegetables lying on the ground.
Just north of Baghdad in the town of Taji, a magnetic "sticky bomb" attached to a minibus ferrying Shiite pilgrims killed at least five people and wounded 12 others, a security official and medics said.
The doctors warned that the toll could rise.
Several officials said some Iranian pilgrims were among the dead and wounded, but it was unclear how many. Differing tolls and details of casualties are common in the chaotic aftermath of attacks in Iraq.
Eight other people were wounded by a car bomb targeting a Shiite religious foundation's offices in the town of Tuz Khurmatu.


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