In Iraq at least 26 people have been killed and 50 others wounded in an attack on a mausoleum north of Baghdad.

The Mausoleum of Sayid Mohammed bin Ali al-Hadi, is located in Balad, about 93 kilometers north of Baghdad.

Security sources say a suicide car bomb blew up at the external gate of the mausoleum, allowing several gunmen to storm the site who started shooting at the pilgrims.

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