Five Iraqis were killed when gunmen opened fire on Shiite pilgrims in two separate incidents in Baghdad today.
Three people were killed and six wounded in the Bab al-Muadam area of northern Baghdad around mid-morning local time, police said.
Earlier, two Shiite pilgrims were killed in south Baghdad's Dora neighbourhood.
Meanwhile, a large cloud of black smoke rose over northern Baghdad. The cause is not immediately clear.