Twelve civilians were killed Friday in a bomb blast on a bus at the entrance to the holy Shiite city of Kerbala, Iraq
"Twelve civilians were killed and five others injured in a bomb blast on Friday evening, in a bus in Kerbala" , according to the announcement of the management of the health service at the site in the center of Iraq.
According to the source, women and children are among the victims. At the site of the attack, law enforcement was immediately deployed.
The attack has not yet claimed.
In recent years, the attacks have waned in Kerbala, but clandestine cells from the Islamic State group continue to organize attacks targeting them. Especially Shiites
On September 1
At the end of October, Iraq awaits millions of new pilgrims for Arbain, a celebration marking the end of the 40-day Muhharam mourning, which began in Ashura.
Arbain's ceremonies have often been dark in the past. of attacks by extremist Sunni groups.
This is the largest Shiite pilgrimage in the world and one of the religious gatherings. the most impressed joy that brings together about 15 million believers annually.