Rare suicide attack in south of Baghdad kills 8, wounds 6

Updated: Nov 15, 2016, 10:40 IST | Agencies

A rare suicide attack in an oasis town south of Baghdad killed eight people and wounded at least six yesterday, Iraqi officials said

Shiite Muslims rest on the outskirts of Baghdad as they walk towards Karbala. Pic/AFP
Shiite Muslims rest on the outskirts of Baghdad as they walk towards Karbala. Pic/AFP

Karbala: A rare suicide attack in an oasis town south of Baghdad killed eight people and wounded at least six yesterday, Iraqi officials said.

The attack in Ain al-Tamer involved six suicide bombers, some of whom may have been killed by security forces before they could blow themselves up.

Masum al-Tamimi, a member of the Karbala provincial council, said that six suicide bombers armed with light weapons as well as explosives tried to infiltrate Ain al-Tamer early yesterday.

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