Blast kills Shia pilgrims in Iraq
"At least eight people have been killed and 20 injured in a car bomb attack north of Baghdad, the Iraqi capital.
Officials said women and children were among those killed when the car, which was parked on the side of the road, blew up on Thursday afternoon.
Raysan Abood, an eyewitness, said the car was disguised by flags commonly flown at such commemorations and was playing mourning music, allowing it to penetrate the crowd of pilgrims."
Update: "A car bomb exploded near a procession of Shiite Muslim pilgrims south of the holy city of Samarra on Thursday, killing nine people, including one child, and wounding 39 people, 5 of them children, a police official said."