Many Shia pilgrims killed on Thursday in Iraq. The pilgrims were on their way to the shrine of Imam Mousa al-Kazim, a revered Imam who lived in the eighth century, to commemorate the anniversary of his death, which falls on Sunday this year.
Number of explosions along the way and near the pilgrims’ rest areas claimed 35 lives including number of children and wounded dozens.
Baghdad’s eastern Ur neighborhood, capital’s western Mansour neighborhood, and Mishahda are all Shia populated areas where explosions went off. Every tear hundreds of Shia pilgrims are killed in targeted killings, or bomb explosions.
Iraq is a Shia majority country in which thousands of Shia die every year by extremists.