Suicide blasts target Iraq pilgrims

Attack near Iskandariya kills at least 12 people and leaves 27 wounded.

     

    The Shia pilgrims killed in the attack were among the thousands of Muslims who have begun travelling towards Kerbala, a holy city in southern Iraq, where pilgrims commemorate the birth of the 12th Imam, a Messiah-like figure revered by Shia Muslims.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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