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Suicide bombers in Baghdad kill at least 60

Two suicide bombers killed at least 60 people and injured 125 others Friday near a Shiite shrine in Baghdad.

The attack occured as people were gathering from Friday prayers at the Imam Moussa al-Kadhim shrine in the Kadhimiya area, said
BBC News
.

CNN also reported that the site is considered one of the holiest shrines in the Shia sect of Islam.

A senior Iraqi bomb disposal officer told Reuters news agency that the suicide bombers packed explosives in two leather bags and placed them among the crowds at the gate to the shrine.

"They used sidestreets to get there and this enabled them to avoid checkpoints," said Major-General Jihad al-Jabiri to BBC News.

Many of the people killed or injured were Iranian pilgrims.

According to the Iraqi State TV, the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has ordered an investigation into the attacks.

This is the third attack in the Kadhimiya neighborhood this month.