At least 30 people have died in a suicide attack targeting Shiite in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
Over 60 others were injured in the attack launched a tent in a crowded market in a northern district of the city.
Many Shia pilgrims are taking part in mourning rituals commemorating the killing of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, Hussein, in the 17th century. Reports say a militant detonated a suicide vest in the tent at lunchtime, when it was full of pilgrims.
Some people were also in the tent to mourn the death of a local resident, authorities said. The tent was set up in a crowded market in the city’s northern al-Shaab district.
No-one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State has carried out similar attacks in the past.
The latest attack comes as Iraqi forces prepare for an offensive in northern Iraq on Mosul, the last is-held major city in the country.