KARBALA / Aswat al-Iraq: The number of victims from the three explosions that took place in Karbala Province over the past 24 hours have reached 113 killed or injured.
Two medical teams arrived from Baghdad and Najaf to carry out surgical operations for the injured, Karbala’s Health Director General said on Saturday.
“The final result from the Karbala explosions have reached 133 persons, killed or injured,” Dr.
Alaa Hamoud Bidair told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“The number of dead have reached about 13, including 3 security elements and a woman, whilst the number of injured had reached 100, including a number of security elements, 5 women and 3 children,” Dr.
Karbala city, 108 km to the southwest of Baghdad, is presently witnessing thousands of visitors for the anniversary of the birthday of Imam Mohammed al-Mahdi, the 12th most prominent Imam of Shiite Muslims.
The city has witnessed three explosions over the past 24 hours, including one laid by a woman, who set up an explosive charge under a car in a garage north of the city, a booby-trapped car blast in Hindiya township, east of the city and a booby-trapped motorbike blast at the entrance of the city.
“There are some of the wounded persons that require major surgical operations,” Dr.
Bidear said, adding that two medical teams have reached in the city hospitals from Baghdad and Najaf, to help carry out surgical operations.