• Mon / 4 February 2019 / 11:46
  • Category: Politics
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9 Iranians injured during recent terror attack in Iraq

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Tehran (ISNA) – Nine Iranian pilgrims and an Iraqi assistant driver have sustained injuries in a terror attack on a pilgrim bus, a senior Iranian pilgrimage official said.

Nine Iranian pilgrims and an Iraqi assistant driver have sustained injuries in the attack, three of whom are in serious conditions, said Morteza Aqaei, a senior Iranian pilgrimage official.

Seven people have been transferred to a local hospital in the city of Al-Balad, and others to Kadhimiya hospital, he added.

The pilgrims were from the Iranian city of Parsabad Moghan in Ardabil province, north-west of Iran.

Meanwhile, Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi (also known as Popular Mobilization Forces) blamed Daesh terror group for the recent attack on the pilgrim bus, announcing that at least six Iranians and one Iraqi were injured during the attack

Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi had announced in a statement, published on their official website late on Sunday that the recent terror attack on the pilgrim bus in south of the central Iraqi city of Balad led to at least seven pilgrims including six Iranians and on Iraqi were injured.

Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi said that the attack was carried out by Daesh militants.

“The 43rd brigade of the Hashd al-Shaabi has been arrived in the regions close to Balad in a bid to seize the Daesh militants who fled the site of the incident promptly after the attack” the statement said.

The AP news agency had said the pilgrims were wounded when their bus came under attack by unidentified gunmen.

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Translated and edited by Sepideh Hashemi