By Simon Kent.
An improvised explosive device has killed at least 9 people and injured many more in the town of Yusifiyah, about 20km south of Baghdad.
The town used to be part of what was once called the "triangle of death" along with nearby Mahmudiyah and Iskandariyah, and was once the scene of almost constant violence.
Since that time, attacks in the area have been rare after several large scale Iraqi security operations. The latest attack seems to have targeted religious pilgrims.