• Wed / 11 September 2019 / 11:44
  • Category: Politics
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Iran condoles with Iraq over tragic incident in Karbala

Iran condoles with Iraq over tragic incident in Karbala

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has expressed deep regret over the tragic incident in the holy city of Karbala on Ashura, which killed and wounded tens of Shiite pilgrims.

In a statement, Mousavi offered condolences to the Iraqi nation and government, and expressed the Islamic Republic's sympathy with the families of the victims.

He also wished highest rewards for the martyrs and speedy recovery for the wounded.

At least 36 pilgrims were killed and over 100 more sustained injuries in a stampede during the Muslim religious rituals of Ashura in Karbala, the Iraqi Health Ministry says.

The toll could rise further, as another 100 pilgrims were injured, including 10 in critical condition.

Four Iranians were among the wounded, one of which died in the hospital.

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