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Iraq: Arbaeen Attacks Leave 71 Killed, 145 Wounded -- Antiwar.com

Iraq: Arbaeen Attacks Leave 71 Killed, 145 Wounded -- Antiwar.com
Today is Arbaeen, which marks the end of the 40-day mourning period observed by Shi’ite pilgrims in honor of Hussein bin Ali, the Prophet Mohammad’s grandson. As expected, insurgents staged a major bombing against pilgrims. It alone left about 200 casualties. Overall, at least 71 people were killed and 145 more wounded. It is unknown if any foreigners were among the casualties.