Iraqi PMF foils terrorist attack on mourning rituals sites
Baghdad, Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) foiled terrorist attack on mourning rituals sited in Diyala Province, eastern Iraq.
PMF in a statement announced on Saturday that a terrorist cell planning to attack mourning rituals sites has been dismantled in Al-Meghdadieh.
During the operation eight man-made bombs were discovered.
Over the past two years, various mourning rituals have been successfully made during the months of Muharram and Safar by the implementation of coordinated security plans by PMF and the terrorists have not succeeded in any notable operations.
Mu?arram is the first month of the Islamic calendar. It is one of the four sacred months of the year. The tenth day of Muharram is known as the Day of Ashura, part of the Mourning of Muharram for Shia Muslims and a day of fasting for Sunni Muslims. Shia Muslims mourn the death of Imam Hussein (A.S) and his family, respecting the sacrifice of the martyrs by praying in abundance and refraining from all joyous events.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA