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21 Oct 2018 | 02:49 PM UTC

Iraq: Explosion outside mosque in Az Zubayr (Basra Governorate) Oct. 19

Iraq News Alert

Unknown assailants detonated a bomb at a mosque in Az Zubayr (Basra Governorate) on October 19, resulting in no casualties; additional attacks possible in the near-term

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/19/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/21/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Az Zubayr


Unknown assailants detonated an explosive device outside a Sunni mosque in Az Zubayr (Basra Governorate) during the evening hours (local time) on Friday, October 19. The explosion, targeting the Khalid bin Walid Mosque, resulted in structural damage but no casualties.


Individuals in Basra Governorate are advised to remain vigilant for militant activity and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Although travel is possible in some areas with proper security protocols in place, other areas should be considered strictly off-limits. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.


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