Shiite Pilgrims Among More Than 80 Killed In ISIS Attack In Iraq

تم نشره في Thu 24 November / Nov 2016. 07:39 PM
  • Millions of Shia pilgrims made their way to Karbala to commemorate Arbaeen - (AP)

CAPITALS — At least 80 people, many of them Shiite pilgrims, have been killed in a truck bomb attack at a road stop in Iraq, a security official says.

The blast struck at a petrol station and restaurant near Hilla, some 100 km (60 miles) south of Baghdad.

Busloads of pilgrims had stopped there on their way home from commemorating Arbaeen in the holy city of Karbala. Many Iranians were among the dead.

The jihadist group Islamic State said it carried out the attack.