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Attacks kill 21 Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

Five bomb attacks struck Shiite pilgrims Monday during an important religious ritual for the Muslim sect, killing 21 people and wounding nearly 100 others, revealing the enormous security challenges that still beset Iraq as the U.S. military leaves the country.Full story

New defense secretary visits war zones

  As rocket strikes pound Baghdad’s Green Zone, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta travels to Iraq on his first visit as the head of the Pentagon. NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reports.

Twin explosions kill dozens in Iraqi town

Two explosions at a government building in the Iraqi town of Taji on Tuesday killed at least 35 people and wounded 50 others, officials said. Hours earlier, a rocket attack slammed Baghdad's Green Zone. Full story

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