Updated at 8:36 p.m. EDT, Apr. 24, 2009
A second day of bomb attacks left more than 93 killed and another 163 wounded. Again, a significant number of the dead were Iranian pilgrims visiting shrines in Iraq. Elsewhere, a U.S. soldier died in a non-combat incident. Meanwhile, the arrest of Abu Omar al-Baghdadi remains unconfirmed.
In Baghdad, a pair of suicide bombers, reportedly female, simultaneously struck at two entrances to the Imam Kadhim shrine in Kadhimiya. One hospital source said that at least 75 people were killed but expected the figure to rise as much as a 100 given then amount of dismembered body parts hospital workers were dealing with. As many as 127 more werewounded. Approximately 25 of the dead and 80 of the injured were Iranians. In the Saidiya neighborhood, a sticky bomb killed a police official and wounded three civilians.
In Mosul, a roadside bomb killed a policeman and wounded one female civilian.
A roadside bomb killed two people in Saidiya.
A police official was assassinated in Kirkuk.
Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in Amiriyat al-Fallujah. One policeman and a gunman were killed, while three other policemen were wounded.
Gunmen planted a bomb on a car belonging to the son of a local sheikh in Sinjar. He died in the blast.