Home About Kuna Advertise Contact Us Kuna's Bureaus Services Term Of Use
Register Login
facebook Twitter Youtube rss
Kuwait crude oil price down USD 0.19 to USD 99.51 pb      EU calls for enquiry into attack on refugee convoy in Ukraine      U.S. bans flights over Syria      Human rights access to Gaza "imperative" -- Amnesty      Israel says it is being targeted with fresh rocket attacks      Sponsor countries of Gulf initiative concerned over Houthi's remarks      Marking World Humanitarian Day, UNSC debates how to protect aid workers
  Politics
Car bomb targeting Iraq Shiite pilgrims kills 20, injures 56
03/01/2013   |   07:44 PM | World News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
BAGHDAD, Jan 3, (KUNA) -- A suicide car bomb explosion targeting Shiite pilgrims in northern Babel province killed at least 20 people and injured 56 others, an Iraqi security source said on Thursday.
The Iraqi source told KUNA that the vehicle driven by a suicide bomber was exploded in Al-Maseeb crossroads in Karbala city, resulting in killing 20 people.
The source expected the death toll to increase due to the huge crowd in the targeted area.
The province of Babel, 100 kilometer south of Baghdad, has witnessed various attacks targeting police, military, and civilians alike.
Security forces are boosting their control in the province and attempting to capture armed groups, mainly Al-Qaeda affiliates.
Shiite pilgrims are walking on foot coming from all over the country to pay attribute in a religious session ceremony.
Over the past few days, Iraqi authorities have carried out tight security measures in the areas, including air surveillance. (pickup previous) mhg.mb KUNA 031944 Jan 13NNNN
 Print
  Email
 Save
Share
Share
kuna magazine


Most Read Most Emailed  
1.   Investment in Climate Change Adaptation can Help Promote African's livelihood -- UN
2.   Kuwait regrets UN curbs against two citizens
3.   His Highness Amir's representative participates in Colombian Pres. inauguration
4.   Ban commends Al-Maliki for acting in the best interest of Iraq
5.   Regime military aircrafts carry out 122 attacks in hours
6.   Rain related incidents claim 18 lives in N. Pakistan
    Photo Gallery

First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah departs to Switzerland

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond

Massive political rallies jam Pakistani capital

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Hend Al-Sabeeh

His Highness Amir's representative participates in Colombian Pres. inauguration
Publications

WEATHER
PRAYER
CURRENCIES
KUWAIT AIRPORT
    Calendar
About KUNA KUNA SERVICES USEFUL LINKS KUNA ARCHIVE KUNA PUBLICATIONS
Home
About Kuna
Advertise
Contact Us
Kuna's Bureaus
Services
Term Of Use
Read The Whole Newscast
Pictures (during the week)
FTP Service
KUNA training center
KUNA Reader
SMS Services
الكويت فى ذاكرة الأيام
Job Application
Careers
Arab News Agencies
International News Agencies
Governmental Institutes
Banks in Kuwait
News Paper
Local Companies
other useful links
Prayer Times
News Archive
Other News Services
Today In Kuwait's History
Events
Training Sessions
Videos
All KUNA right are reserved © 2012. This site is designed and published by IDS