Terrorist attacks kill over 40 people in Iraq

More than 40 people have been killed in terrorist attacks against mourners marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (PBUH) in Iraq.

A bomb attack killed some 32 people and injured at least 80 others in the city of Baquba in Diyala Province, north of the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, on Thursday, security and medical sources said.

Earlier in the day, two other bombings near a mourning tent in the town of Hafriyah, south of Baghdad, killed nine people and injured dozens.

Meanwhile, twin bombings wounded at least five people in the northern city of Kirkuk.

The attacks took place on Ashura, the day when Shia Muslims were commemorating the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein (PBUH), the third Shia Imam and the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

On Wednesday, more than 20 people, including Shias and members of Iraqi security forces, were killed and several others were wounded in a series of bomb blasts across Iraq.

No group has claimed responsibility for the bomb attacks, but systematic bombings are a favorite tactic of al-Qaeda-linked groups, who seek to destabilize the country.

Data released by Iraqi ministries of health, interior and defense on November 1 showed that violence in the country killed nearly 1,000 people and injured 1,600 others in October alone.

By Press TV


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