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Al-Shahada, Iraq Bombing, 11 Killed, 41 Wounded

Following car bombing in Baghdad that killed around 17 people early on May 30th, a second blast occurred later that morning near the Al-Shahada Bridge. This explosion occurred during the morning rush hour in the area around the Public Pension Office and General Retirement Department in Baghdad. This attack killed …

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SRW Stands in Solidarity with Afghan Hazara Community

  Shia Rights Watch strongly condemns recent attack to Afghan Shia community this Saturday as 80 people were killed and more than 260 were wounded. Although life has never been easy for Shia minority, Afghan Shia have suffered more than many of their fellow Shia in neighboring country. Afghanistan has …

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Shia News Wire #75

Week of July 8-15   Iraq Retaliation for the ISIS loss of ground in Iraq continues through bombings in population dense areas. This week, an explosion in a vegetable market in Rashidiya, Baghdad left 25 dead and dozens of others injured. The ISIS bombing of civilian occupied areas of Iraq …

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Shia News Wire # 70

  Since the initiation of June, 58 Shia civilians have been killed brutally by targeted attacks, and dozens others have been injured in Iraq. Improvised explosive devices (IED) and gunfire has led to the death of Iraqi citizens in Shia dense cities of Baghdad, Madain, Mahmudiya, Baji and Karbala. The …

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Shia News Wire # 68

May 20th to 27th, 2016 Iraq Targeted gunfire and improvised explosive devices (IED’s) in Shia populated areas of Baghdad has left 36 killed. Baghdad is the capital of Iraq, and holds a minority population of Shia Muslims. Historically, Baghdad has been home to chronic violence. To this day, there has …

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Shia News Wire #65

April 29th to May 6th/ 2016 Iraq April 30th: On Saturday, ISIS set off a bomb killing 23 Shia pilgrims in Nahrawan. They had been walking to the northern Baghdad shrine of eighth-century Imam Moussa al-Kadhim . Although Interior Ministry put the death toll at 23 the Mayor estimated the …

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Shia Weekly News #44

Iraq On November 30th, Iraq experienced two bombings in Baghdad which targeted Shia Muslims during the annual Arbaeen pilgrimage; fifteen people were reported dead and thirty-eight people were reported injured, following these attacks.  . The first attack occurred at a checkpoint in the Saiydiyah district on a route Shia pilgrims …

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Shia Weekly News #41

Pakistan On November 16th two policemen deployed to a security checkpoint at the Ismaili Shia community’s residential complex were shot and killed by unknown gunmen. Izzatullah and Muhammad Hussain were travelling in a van from the city center of Quetta to their home in a suburban Hazara town when two …

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Muharram Breaking News: Suicide Bomber Kills 16 in Pakistan

Shia Ashura ritual attacked in Pakistan province of Sindh killing at least 16 and wounded 30 people. A police official told journalists that the procession was targeted by a suicide bomber. Pakistani government claims they secured the area with more than 10,000 extra police officers yet the suicide bomber could …

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Shia Weekly News #37

Week of 10/18/15 Pakistan In a deadly incident this week, 10 Shia Muslims were killed and 20 were wounded in the town of Bhaag in the Baluchistan province of Pakistan. On Thursday October 22nd, a bomb was detonated at a Shia mosque while dozens of mosque goers were present. Of …

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