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6 Killed in Karbala Suicide Attack

6 Killed in Karbala Suicide Attack 6 Killed in Karbala Suicide Attack

Iraq's Interior Ministry says a suicide attack south of Baghdad has killed at least six civilians. Interior Ministry Spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan says six suicide bombers tried on Monday to infiltrate the holy Shia city of Karbala, but security forces managed to kill five of them. Maan added that the sixth bomber broke into a house where he blew himself up, killing six and wounding six, AP reported. Hundreds of thousands of faithful Shias have been walking to Karbala to commemorate the end on Sunday of the 40-day mourning period of the seventh-century martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) grandson. The city is located some 90 kilometers south of Baghdad. No group claimed the attack, but suspicion fell on Sunni religious extremists who consider Shias heretics.

 

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