Among the died, 28 were Shiite pilgrims. More than 63 people were injured in the blast. Many of the victims were passing through Adhamiyah en route to the imam's mausoleum.
Earlier on Wednesday, Jul 7 thousands of Shiite worshippers streamed into the Iraqi capital for pilgrimage and traffic was banned on several bridges spanning the Tigris River. The mausoleum has previously been targeted by bombers.