A bomb explosion killed one person and wounded at least two others traveling in a minibus near Karbala on Saturday, July 27. The detonation reportedly took place as the minibus was traveling through a security checkpoint at the entrance to the city. No claim of responsibility was immediately reported.
Similar attacks are possible in the Karbala area over the near term.
Individuals in the Karbala area are advised to monitor developments, liaise with their security partner, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities and their home government.
The security environment in Iraq remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to all travel.
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