9 injured as bus carrying Iranian pilgrims in Iraq attacked



At least nine Iranian pilgrims have been wounded after their bus came under a terrorist attack in Iraq’s northern province of Salahuddin, according to Iraqi media.

The bus was targeted by gunmen on a road south of the town of Balad, some 50 kilometers north of Baghdad, on its way to a Shia shrine on Sunday, reports said.

Seven people have been transferred to a local hospital in the city of Balad and the rest to Kadhimiya hospital, he said, adding three of them were in critical condition. 

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack, but such assaults bear the hallmark of the Daesh terrorist group.

Daesh remnants have been hiding in deserts and rugged mountains, from where they occasionally carry out hit and run attacks against security forces and civilians.



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