Suicide blast hits Iraq worshippers

Attack in Diyala province leaves at least 10 people dead and another 14 wounded.

    Shias across Iraq are marking the day Prophet Muhammad's grandson died 1,300 years ago [AFP]

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    Iraqi security forces have meanwhile launched a major operation to protect pilgrims attending the Ashura commemorations in the holy Shia city of Karbala, south of Baghdad.

     

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    What is Ashura?

    Vehicle curfews have been imposed in southern provinces as well as in Baghdad and Diyala to protect Shias observing Ashura, who are commemorating the death of Prophet Muhammad's grandson in a battle in Karbala 1,300 years ago.

     

    Suicide bombings and mortar attacks killed 171 people during Ashura in Karbala and Baghdad in 2004.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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