Bomb attacks kill 30 Iraqi Shi'ite pilgrims

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which came on the final day of Ashura

Bomb attacks kill 30 Iraqi Shi'ite pilgrims

World Bulletin/News Desk

A bomber blew himself up during a Shi'ite Muslim religious ritual in the eastern Iraqi city of al-Sadiya on Thursday, killing at least 30 people and wounding 67, a senior local official and police said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which came on the final day of Ashura, a 10-day holy ritual when Shi'ites commemorate Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad.

The man detonated an explosives belt in a crowd of pilgrims, who were mainly Shi'ite Kurds, the sources said. Most of the wounded pilgrims were taken to hospitals in Iraq's northern Kurdistan region.

On Wednesday at least 19 people were killed in similar bomb attacks targeting Iraqi police and pilgrims.

 

Last Mod: 14 Kasım 2013, 13:04
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