URGENT ¥¥¥ Suicide bomber hits Iraq Shiite shrine city of Karbala

A suicide bomber struck in an area between major Shiite shrines in the Iraqi holy city of Karbala on Sunday, causing casualties, an official from one of the shrines said.

Jamal al-Din Shahristani, an official at the Imam Hussein shrine, said an engineer working on a project between the site and the Imam Abbas shrine blew himself up, causing an unspecified number of casualties.