Iraq: Suicide Bomber Strikes At Crowd at Prophet Mohammad’s Grandson Event (Arbaeen) — Islamic State Suspected

BAGHDAD — A suicide bomber killed six people in rural area west of Iraq’s Shi’ite Muslim city of Kerbala on Monday where locals were preparing for a major religious event, the interior ministry said.

The bomber blew himself up in Ain al-Tamr after security forces killed five of his accomplices and surrounded him in a house, the ministry added.

The attack came as Iraq’s Shi’ite majority were preparing to mark Arbaeen on Monday – the end of a 40-day mourning period for Imam Hussein, the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson.

No one immediately claimed responsibility, but hardline Sunni Muslim group Islamic State has attacked Shi’ite rituals in the past.

(Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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One Response to “Iraq: Suicide Bomber Strikes At Crowd at Prophet Mohammad’s Grandson Event (Arbaeen) — Islamic State Suspected”

  1. daveyone1 Says:

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

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