A bomb planted in Baghdad's Sadr City kills five people who were standing in line to collect their pensions. A bomb blast tears through Baghdad's Sadr City. The explosive device was planted in the median of a road in the Shi'ite area, killing five people standing in line to collect their pensions. At least 12 others were injured. One of the survivors said there was more than one explosion. [Haider Sabah, wounded survivor] "When the blast took place I ran to search for my brother. I looked in the shop and I did not find him. I ran and saw dead people, when I tried to evacuate them, a bomb went off next to me and I was injured. People took me to the hospital by car." A police source said the bomb would have killed many more people, but the pensioners' queue outside the bank was smaller than usual because many were on pilgrimage in Kerbala. The holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala was itself targeted earlier in the week. On Monday, two car bombs killed 20 pilgrims and injured dozens. Bombings are still commonplace in Iraq more than seven years after the US led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein, but violence has fallen sharply from its peak in 2006-7.
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