Car bomb targeting Shi'ite pilgrims kills 12 in Baghdad

Iraq is bracing for more sectarian attacks on Shi'ites, who are preparing for the religious festival of Ashura.

Car bomb targeting Shi'ite pilgrims kills 12 in Baghdad

World Bulletin/News Desk

A car bomb targeting Shi'ite pilgrims killed 12 people in Baghdad on Sunday, police and hospital sources said.

Iraq is bracing for more sectarian attacks on Shi'ites, who are preparing for the religious festival of Ashura.

At mosques and shrines across Iraq, millions of Shi'ites are expected to commemorate the slaying of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Hussein at the battle of Kerbala in 680 AD.

The level of violence this year could be especially high because of the presence of ISIL militants in Iraq.

 

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