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Blast at Arbaeen vigil kills 2 women, injures 1 in Khanaqin: reports

By Rudaw 30/10/2018
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Two women have been killed and another civilian injured in an explosion on Tuesday morning at an Arbaeen vigil in Khanaqin, Iraq’s Dyala Governorate.

The Sunni militant group ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

Rudaw's reporter on the scene said police were defusing a device after the initial explosion. 

Khanaqin is a territory disputed between Baghdad and the Kurdistan Region which has seen ongoing threats from ISIS remnants. 

Arbaeen is a Shiite Muslim religious observance. More than 10 million visitors have travelled to Karbala to mark the occasion.

Last updated 11.29 p.m. 

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