IQNA

17:01 - September 20, 2020
News ID: 3472609
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Iraqi security forces thwarted a planned terrorist attack against Arbaeen pilgrims, a report said.

 

The security forces’ media center said in a statement on Sunday that a senior member of Daesh was arrested in a northern province of the country, Baghdad Today reported.

It said the terrorist, who had been planning and making preparations to carry out the attack on Arbaeen pilgrims, was nabbed in a decisive operation.

Arbaeen, which is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world, comes 40 days after Ashura, the martyrdom anniversary of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (AS).

Each year, a huge crowd of Shias flock to the Iraqi city of Karbala, where the holy shrine of Imam Hussein (AS) is located, to perform mourning rites.

However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Baghdad has decided to bar all foreign pilgrims from visiting Iraq for this year’s Arbaeen.

But Iraqis themselves can take part in Arbaeen rituals while fully observing the health protocols.

 

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Tags: Arbaeen ، Iraq ، Daesh ، terrorist
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