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Car bomb explodes in Iraq; 6 dead

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  • Six people dead, 10 wounded after car bomb explodes in Baghdad
  • Bomb was meant for Shiite pilgrims, according to Iraqi official
  • Pilgrims were heading to religious festival
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- A car bomb targeting Shiite pilgrims killed six people and wounded 10 others Saturday morning, an Iraqi interior ministry official said.

The attack happened in northeastern Baghdad's Shaab district, which is mostly Shiite, the official said.

The pilgrims were heading to the city of Karbala to take part in the Shaabaniya religious festival, the official said.

CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom contributed to this report.

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