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Iranian Pilgrims Attacked by Terrorists in Iraq.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Terrorists attacked a bus with Iranian pilgrims on board in the South of Iraq's Saladin governorate, killing a woman and injuring 8 other pilgrims.

The attack was launched on Sunday, around 7:00 pm local time, when the bus was moving from a shortcut road in Samarra which was not provided with security by Iraqi forces.

A 34-year-old Iranian woman was martyred, and eight Iranian pilgrims and the Iraqi bus driver were injured and transferred to local hospitals.

The pilgrims were from the Iranian city of Parsabad Moghan in Ardabil province.

Iranian state-owned TV, the IRIB, reported that terrorists have opened fire on the bus from inside marshes while some Iraqi media report that a bomb has been exploded on the side of the road.

No terrorist group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

Millions of Muslims from across the world, including Iran, visit Iraqi holy cities of Karbala, Najaf, Kazemeyn, Samera, and Kufa every year. Pilgrims are frequently attacked by Takfiri terrorists affiliated with the ISIL and the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussain.

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Publication:FARS News Agency
Geographic Code:7IRAN
Date:Feb 4, 2019
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