The Latest: Car Bomb South of Baghdad Kills 21

The Latest: Car Bomb South of Baghdad Kills 21

The Latest on the conflict in Iraq (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

Iraqi officials say a car bomb south of Baghdad has killed at least 21 people, including 10 Iranian pilgrims.

Hospital and police officials say Thursday's attack, which wounded 32 others, took place at a gas station near the city of Hilla.

The officials say the target of the attack appears to have been a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims heading home after taking part in a major Shiite holiday in the holy city of Karbala.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the attack bore the hallmarks of the Islamic State group.



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