At least 36 people died and 93 others were wounded on Thursday in three suicide attacks on Shi'ite pilgrims, Iraqi police told Efe.

Seventeen people in Baghdad when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive belt amid dozens of Shi'ite faithful headed for the holy city of Karbala.

The pilgrimage is to commemorate the 40 days after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, nearly 1,400 years ago in the Battle of Karbala.

In another suicide attack, eight Shi'ites died and 35 were wounded in the town of Al Latifiya, 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Baghdad, sources said.

The third suicide attack also took place near Al Latifiya, killing at least 11 Shi'ite pilgrims and wounding 23, according to Iraqi police.

Eighteen Shi'ite pilgrims died in attacks earlier this week.

Iraq is experiencing a resurgence in sectarian violence and terrorist attacks which, during the month of November, killed at least 948 people, most of them civilians, according to government figures. EFE