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Alaa al-Marjani, Associated Press
Religious flags of Shiite Imams waves while relative of Qssim Abbas, 48, who was killed in a bomb attack take his body for burial in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. On Thursday a series of bombings targeting members of Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority killing and injuring dozens of Iraqis, police said.

BAGHDAD — Iraqi officials say a roadside bomb has killed two Shiite pilgrims and wounded eight south of Baghdad.

Police and health officials say the Saturday morning blast targeted pilgrims walking to the holy Shiite city of Karbala to commemorate the end of 40 days of mourning following the anniversary of the death of Imam Hussein, a revered Shiite figure

The attack took place in Mahmoudiya, about 20 miles (30 kilometers) south of Baghdad.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity, as they were not authorized to brief the media.

Bombings targeting members of Iraq's Shiite Muslim majority have claimed the lives of at least 80 people in the past two days.