At least two roadside bombs exploded in a southern Iraqi city on Friday, killing four people and wounding 25 others, health officials said.
A medical source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that four people had been killed with another 25 wounded.
Radhwan al-Kindi, head of the health department in Najaf, said the attacks occurred in Kufa, home to one of the most important mosques in Shi'ite Islam, and targeted Shi'ite pilgrims. Kindi put the death toll at three children with 30 mostly women and children wounded.
Police and Interior Ministry sources said one bomb may have involved a female suicide bomber.
The death toll was initial and could rise. It was not immediately clear how many bombs were involved.
Many Shi'ite pilgrims are currently visiting Najaf, which lies next to Kufa, 160 km (100 miles) south of Baghdad, for religious rites.
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