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Iran raps terrorist bomb blast in Iraq’s Karbala

7 June 2016 21:32

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The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman has denounced the Tuesday deadly car bombing in Iraq’s holy city of Karbala as a terrorist act.

Hossein Jaberi Ansari said countering the threat posed by terrorism and extremism requires the national solidarity of the Iraqi nation and firm support by the international community.

He extended his condolences to the Iraqi government, nation and the families of the victims of the attack.

At least five people lost their lives and 11 others wounded after a car bomb exploded in central Karbala, 80 kilometers (50 miles) southwest of the capital Baghdad, near the house of Karbala Governor Aqil al-Turaihi on Tuesday.

Iraqi sources said the bombing occurred five kilometers away from the shrines of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein, and his brother Hazrat Abbas.

In a statement later in the day, Daesh Takfiri group claimed responsibility for the attack. The terrorist group has been wreaking havoc on Iraq’s northern and western parts since June 2014.

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