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BAGHDAD At least 20 people were killed and 50 others wounded on Thursday evening in an attack on a Shi'ite mausoleum north of Baghdad, security sources said.

The site, the Mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi, is located in Balad, about 93 kilometres (58 miles) north of Baghdad.

A suicide car bomb blew up at the external gate of the mausoleum, allowing several gunmen to storm the site and start shooting at pilgrims on a visit on the occasion of the Eid al-Fitr festival.

(Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed; writing by Maher Chmaytelli, editing by G Crosse)

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First Published On : Jul 8, 2016 04:15 IST

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