Dozens Killed in Iraqi Pilgrimage Bombing

Woman bomber hid explosives under abaya
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 4, 2009 8:14 AM CST
Scene of the pilgrimage attack.

(Newser) – At least 40 people were killed and 70 injured today when a female suicide bomber with explosives tucked under her abaya attacked a Shia pilgrimage in northwest Baghdad, CNN reports. Many of the dead were women and included Iranians marking the Shia holy period of Ashura. The bomber apparently targeted women, said a security official. It was the deadliest attack in nearly a month.