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Tag Archives: Ashura

Pilgrims flock to Karbala

Hundreds of thousands of Shiite Muslim pilgrims gathered in the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala on Sunday for ceremonies marking the seventh-century killing of the Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) grandson. Some 25,000 members of the security forces were deployed to protect the pilgrims, who in the past have faced attacks from …

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One dead in IS-claimed attack – Blast on Shiite shrine hits Ashura mourners

DHAKA, Oct 24, (Agencies): The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the bombing of the main Shiite shrine in the Bangladeshi capital Saturday that killed one person and wounded nearly 80, as thousands gathered for the annual Ashura procession. The rare attack on Bangladesh’s tiny Shiite Muslim community comes just …

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