The attacks occurred in quick succession in the mainly Shiite Karradah district, as tens of thousands of Shiite worshippers streamed toward the pilgrimage site in Kazimiyah, northern Baghdad. Meanwhile at a Kurdish rally in the northern city of Kirkuk, a bomb blast killed at least 15 people and wounded 170 others.
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Though many reports claim violence in Iraq to be at its lowest point in three years, the political situation is still very volatile.
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