At least nine people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a bus carrying Iranian Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims in Muqdadiya, Iraq on Friday.
According to Reuters, the bomber targeted a convoy of three buses carrying Iranian pilgrims who often visit Iraq’s Shi’ite shrines in the south of the country. This attack was likely carried out by Sunni Muslim insurgents trying to ignite sectarian conflict. Police said at least nine people were killed and another 27 were wounded in the incident.
Nearly 2,000 people have been killed in attacks in Iraq since April - the highest toll in five years.