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Two killed in a car explosion in the Shia majority Qatif province

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At least two people were killed and several others injured when a car exploded in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of Qatif Thursday, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television reported.

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More than 30 killed in Baghdad attack as blast hits ice-cream shop in Ramadan

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More than 30 people have been killed and wounded dozens more in twin Baghdad bombings in streets packed with crowds preparing for the Ramadan fast.

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In Pictures: Millions mark martyrdom anniversary of 7th Shia Imam in Baghdad

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Millions of Muslims have converged on the Iraqi capital Baghdad to mark the martyrdom anniversary of the 7th Shia Imam, Imam Musa ibn Jafar al-Kazim (PBUH).

The ritual was commemorated on Sunday, the climax of a week-long pilgrimage where the faithful marched towards the Imam’s shrine in the capital, and largest city Baghdad.

The pilgrims were seen carrying a symbolic coffin of the Imam during the event.

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