• In Iraq, at least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on Shia pilgrims in the southern city of Basra.
  • Police say around 100 people were injured in the blast near a police checkpoint on the route to a Shiite shrine.
  • Medical sources in Basra say they have treated 91 people injured in the attack. 
  • Reports say, the attacker targeted Muslim Shia pilgrims at a checkpoint they use on their way to a major Shia mosque in the Zubeir district, some 20 kilometres south-west of Basra.