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Six killed, 18 injured in suicide attack in Iraq

Iraqis collect belongings of victims at the scene of a suicide bomb attack outside a bank in Baghdad February 13, 2006. Some seven people were killed and 47 wounded in Baghdad on Monday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt as people queued up outside a bank, a police source said. The source said poor Iraqis were queuing up to collect compensation for food rations the government had failed to distribute last year, when the explosion scattered bloodied bodies into the street in an eastern district of the capital. REUTERS/Faleh Kheiber

New York [USA]: Six people have been killed and 18 others injured after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive belt on Sunday in Iraq’s capital city Baghdad.

The Iraqi authorities said the suicide bomber, who was wearing an explosive belt, struck when a small group of Shia pilgrims were preparing for the holy month of Muharram in a tent, reports CNN.

Further details are awaited. (ANI)