Suicide attack kills at least 25

Shiite faithful pilgrims gather in front of the Imam Hussein Shrine, seen background, in Karbala, south of Baghdad, Iraq. Photo / AP
Shiite faithful pilgrims gather in front of the Imam Hussein Shrine, seen background, in Karbala, south of Baghdad, Iraq. Photo / AP

A suicide attack on Shi'ite pilgrims Basra has killed at least 20 people. A police major in the Iraqi city put the toll from bombing at 20 dead and 15 injured.

A medic said 25 were dead and 40 wounded.

The attacker had been giving food to pilgrims walking to the Khutwa Imam Ali, near Basra.

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