Suicide attack kills at least 6 civilians south of Baghdad | world-news | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
May 28, 2017-Sunday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Suicide attack kills at least 6 civilians south of Baghdad

Iraq’s Interior Ministry says a suicide attack south of Baghdad has killed at least six civilians.

world Updated: Nov 14, 2016 13:59 IST
AP
Baghdad

Iraq’s Interior Ministry says a suicide attack south of Baghdad has killed at least six civilians.(Reuters File Photo)

Iraq’s Interior Ministry says a suicide attack south of Baghdad has killed at least six civilians.

Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan says six suicide bombers tried 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 up himself, killing six and wounding six.

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 death of Imam Hussein, Prophet Muhammad’s grandson. The city is located is some 90 kilometers (55 miles) south of Baghdad.

No group claimed responsibility, but suspicion fell on Sunni religious extremists who consider Shias as heretics.