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05 Feb 2019 | 01:58 AM UTC

Iraq: Nine Iranian pilgrims wounded in attack in Balad February 3

Iraq News Alert

Suspected IS militants attack Iranian pilgrims in Balad (Salah Al-Din province) on February 3; at least nine people wounded

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/4/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/7/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Baghdad). COUNTRY/REGION Balad


Suspected Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a bus carrying Iranian nationals on a pilgrimage in the town of Balad (Salah Al-Din province) on Sunday, February 3. According to local sources, at least nine people were wounded in the in the attack. Similar IS attacks are possible in the area over the near term. 


Individuals in the area 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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