NEW VIDEO: Early Moments of Blast Targeting Shiites Pilgrims near Hilla

Fri Nov 25, 2016 16:51:56

The death toll from a car bombing south of Baghdad claimed by the Islamic State (ISIS) militant group rose to 100 martyred and dozens Injured on Friday, including about 40 Iranian pilgrims, Iraqi hospital and police officials said.

Alalam - Iraq

The attack, which took place on Thursday night at a gas station on a major highway near the city of Hilla, about 95 kilometers (60 miles) south of the Iraqi capital.

ISIS claimed the attack in a brief statement on its Aamaq media arm, saying it was a suicide truck bomb.

The attack appears to have targeted a bus with Iranian pilgrims heading home after a major Shiite religious observance called Arbaeen in the holy city of Karbala.

The attack was the deadliest by IS since a massive car bomb killed around 300 people in Baghdad in July.

 

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