Bombs target Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad, killing 11

BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of bombings across Iraq have killed at least 11 people.

In one attack, a car bomb exploded at a bus station in southwestern Baghdad, killing seven civilians and wounding 37 others.

Police say the majority of dead and wounded were Shiite pilgrims waiting to board buses on their way to the holy city of Karbala.

The bus station bombing came just hours after another car bomb exploded near a minibus carrying Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad. Police say two people were killed and 12 wounded.

Elsewhere, a suicide car bomb targeted a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol in Mosul, killing one Iraqi soldier and wounding another. There were no reports of U.S. casualties.

Also in Mosul, a roadside bomb targeting a police patrol killed one person.

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