Daesh claims deadly minivan blast in Iraq’s Karbala
The Daesh terror group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the minivan bombing that killed 12 near the Iraqi city of Karbala, the Daesh-linked Amaq news agency said, Trend reports citing Sputnik.
The bomb was set off on Friday near the northern entrance to the city, revered by Shiite Muslims. It reportedly triggered a fire and a blast in the gas-powered vehicle.
A suspect thought to have planted the bomb has been detained, according to al-Sumaria television channel.
Iraqi security forces continue to root out militants after announcing Daesh defeat in 2017.