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Flashback Friday – January 22, 2021

Find news about Shia Muslims in the past week in a single page.


Tayaran Square, Baghdad, Iraq
Morning of January 21, twin bombings killed 32 people and injured 110 others.
one of the perpetrators feigned illness to lure a crowd around himself in the marketplace of central Tayaran Square. As people gathered, he detonated his explosive. A second perpetrator detonated his device targeting those who gathered to help victims of the initial bomb. While no group has claimed the attack, officials stipulate the involvement of Daesh assailants.
Mosul, Nineveh, Iraq
An explosion in a village killed seven and injured two others. The bomb left behind by ISIS militants detonated while it was being diffused.  
Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria 
January 16 marked the anniversary of the expiration of the 45-day caveat in which Justice Gabreil Kolawole of Abuja Federal High Court ordered the release of Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzay in Nigeria.
Four years have passed since the order of release, yet Shaikh Zakzaky and his wife remain unlawfully detained.

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