Six Iranian tourists killed in Iraq

Iraqi citizens and soldiers inspect the scene of one of two car bombs that exploded in Basra, on May 20, 2013.

BAGHDAD, May 25 (KUNA) — Six Iranian religious tourists were killed when a booby-trapped car was detonated in Salah Al-Deen province, north of Baghdad, on Saturday, a police source said.

The explosion took place in Is-haqi area while the Iranian tourists were driving to the city of Samarra’ to visit a Shiite shrine, the source told KUNA.

The explosion killed six Iranians and injured 19 others, he added. Besides Samarra’, Iranian religious tourists visit Shiite shrines in Kufa, An-Najaf, Karbala and Baghdad.

By Kuwait News Agency


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