Suicide Attacks In Baghdad, Iraq’s South Kill 52

BAGHDAD  — Two separate bombing incidents in Iraq have killed more than 50 people and wounded dozens more Monday.

The violence began in Baghdad, where a roadside bomb and three suicide bombers exploded in quick succession among crowds of Shiite pilgrims. Police and hospital officials say at least 32 people were killed and over 100 wounded in the attacks.

Most of the dead are women and children. The three suicide bombers were also believed to be women.

A senior U.S. military official blames al-Qaida in Iraq.

Another suicide attack has killed at least 20 people and wounded scores of others at a Kurdish rally in the northern city of Kirkuk. A car bomb found nearby has been safely detonated by police.