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Iraq car bomb kills 6 Iranian pilgrims and 1 Iraqi north of Baghdad

Two Iraqi police officers say a car bomb has exploded near a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims north of Baghdad, killing six Iranians and one Iraqi.

They added that 14 others were wounded in the attack, which occurred near the city of Samarra.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figure. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorized to release information.