March 6, 2007 / 8:46 PM / 12 years ago

Medics say toll from Hilla attacks is 115

A pilgrim lies in a hospital after he was wounded with other pilgrims in a car bomb attack in Baghdad March 6, 2007. REUTERS/Kareem Raheem

HILLA, Iraq (Reuters) - The death toll from suicide bomb attacks on Shi’ite pilgrims in the Iraqi city of Hilla on Tuesday rose to 115, hospital officials said.

They said at least 200 people had been wounded. Police had earlier put the death toll at 77. Streams of Shi’ite pilgrims are heading to the holy city of Kerbala to commemorate a religious event.

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