Iran said it would soon hang nine more rioters over the unrest that erupted after the June presidential vote, and the leader of the opposition said such repression showed the 1979 Islamic revolution had failed.

The two men hanged last week were among a group of 11 people sentenced to death on charges including "waging war against God" and being members of armed groups.Two bomb attacks have killed at least 14 Shia pilgrims and injured 40 others in the city of Karbala in central Iraq.

Iraqi police said the death toll from Wednesday's attacks could rise.
Thousand of Shia Muslims have been travelling to the holy city for the annual Arbaeen religious rite.
Earlier on Wednesday, at least 1 person was killed and 6 others injured in two separate blasts in Baghdad.

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