The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the bus bombing that occurred outside of Karbala on the night (local time) of Friday, September 20. Security officials stated that an explosive device was planted on the bus; 12 people were killed and several others wounded in the attack.
Further attacks are possible in Karbala over the coming hours and days.
Individuals in Karbala are advised to monitor developments, avoid the affected area, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities. The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.
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