BAGHDAD (AP) - More than 40 people have been killed in a series of attacks in Iraq today targeting Shiites who were taking part in a somber religious ritual.
Officials say more than 100 others were wounded.
The ritual is observed every year over a 10-day period. It's been marred in the past by massive attacks from al-Qaida and other Sunni extremists.
The deadliest of today's attacks was in a town about 90 miles northeast of Baghdad. A suicide bomber struck a group of Shiites gathered for an event. The explosion killed at least 32 people.
Earlier today, two bombs exploded simultaneously near tents that were set up to offer food and drinks to Shiite pilgrims passing through a town about 32 miles south of the capital .
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