Shiite pilgrims

IS truck bomb in Iraq sows carnage among Shiite pilgrims, at least 70 killed

IS truck bomb in Iraq sows carnage among Shiite pilgrims, at least 70 killed

The huge truck bomb blast ripped through a petrol station where buses packed with faithful returning from the Arbaeen commemoration in Karbala were parked, officials said.

Nov 24, 2016, 22:05 PM IST

Gunmen kill 14 in Kabul attack on Shiites marking Ashura

Gunmen targeted Shiite pilgrims in Kabul late Tuesday, killing at least 14 people as they gathered to celebrate Ashura, one of the most important festivals on the Shiite calendar, officials said.

Oct 12, 2016, 01:14 AM IST

Bombings in Iraqi capital kill at least 15 Shiite pilgrims

Attacks on Shiite pilgrims commemorating the birth of the Imam Ali killed more than a dozen people and wounded at least 40 across the Iraqi capital, police official said.

May 13, 2015, 00:07 AM IST

Hundreds of thousands pack Iraq`s Karbala for Ashura

Hundreds of thousands of ITuesday, braving the threat of jihadist attack to mark one of the holiest days of their faith.

Nov 04, 2014, 15:03 PM IST

13 killed in Iraq violence

At least 13 people were killed and 37 injured in violent incidents across Iraq Sunday even as hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims ended a relatively peaceful religious ritual at the holy golden-domed shrine amid tightened security, security and medical sources said.

May 25, 2014, 22:55 PM IST

Iraq policeman sacrifices himself to save pilgrims

An Iraqi policeman sacrificed himself today as he tried to protect Shiite pilgrims, embracing a suicide bomber just moments before the man exploded, officials said.

Dec 18, 2013, 19:41 PM IST

Suicide bomber attacks Shiites as Iraq unrest kills 9

The bomber struck in the Khales area, killing five people and wounding 10, a police colonel and a doctor said.

Dec 18, 2013, 16:59 PM IST

Iran condemns deadly Iraq attack on its pilgrims

Iran on Saturday condemned a deadly attack the day before in neighbouring Iraq, in which at least 14 Iranian Shiite pilgrims were killed, the official IRNA news agency said.

Jun 08, 2013, 11:44 AM IST

Bombs in Iraq kill 26, mostly Shiite pilgrims

Insurgents unleashed a string of bomb attacks mainly targeting Shiite Muslim pilgrims across Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 26 people.

Jan 18, 2013, 09:53 AM IST

Iraq bomb attacks on pilgrims kill 28

A wave of bomb attacks targeting
Shiite pilgrims in Iraq killed 28 people and wounded 78, a day before the peak of the Ashura religious commemorations,

Dec 06, 2011, 09:58 AM IST

Bombings kill 40 Shiite pilgrims in Iraq

At least 40 people were killed and 68 injured in two bomb attacks Monday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala.

Jul 27, 2010, 10:30 AM IST

Bomb kills 27 at height of Iraqi Shiite pilgrimage

A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Friday alongside a crowd of Shiite pilgrims packing a highway as they walked to a holy city south of Baghdad for a major religious ceremony, killing at least 27 people and wounding more than 70, Iraqi police officials said.

Feb 05, 2010, 20:13 PM IST